I was entering the legal profession and I was
applying for my first post graduate position.
I decided that I wanted to be really open and honest about my mental illness
and my anxiety condition.
I had been living in fear, fear of the stigma.
I thought I'd be rejected.
I thought I'd just be flat out rejected, that I wouldn't get a job at all.
I thought no one would hire me.
But what I found was I got the position and my boss
was really helpful in helping me to adjust
into the workplace, and I just felt relief that
all the fears that I had just weren't true.
It gave me the courage to go forward
and continue to tell people.