Question by Kristen, Marketing Systems Analyst
asked on 2019-06-25

I live with anxiety and depression. I was let go from my first professional job right after I started. In a training meeting, I was having a mild anxiety attack, and I was let go because of my behavior. I even explained to the manager that let me go, but she just apologized and said it was not a good fit. It's been five years since this happened, but as I am beginning to look around at new jobs, the fear of the unknown has really prevented me from moving forward. I don't want to start a new job and possibly mess it up again. I have not told anyone I work with of my struggles for fear of being judged. Do you think it is better to go into a new job making the employer aware of your mental health issues?