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Lynn Ulrich

My name is Lynn Ulrich. I have a bachelor’s degree in Education and am currently an elementary school teacher and gym instructor. I was diagnosed with rapid cycling Bipolar I Disorder with psychotic features in 2008. In my free time I love to go to the gym, play with my son, and spend time with my significant other. 

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Hi, Lynn! I used to work in education, too. I think you are wise to be careful. I was "constructively discharged" from my last job working for Florida's Dept. of Education. My supervisor took a conversation out of context and sent me a letter that I had "resigned" from my job while I was in a hospital. Because I used the word "quit" in a sentence, even though I made it clear I wasn't quitting, I couldn't fight it. Be very careful, and thank you for coming out. More educators need to do the same or things will never change. ;)

I am so sorry to hear that Melanie! It's unfortunate that people are so negative when it comes to mental health. I have gone through great lengths to keep my anonymity because I am afraid of the repercussions. I appreciate your support! I hope my blog will encourage others to speak out to end the stigma of this disease. Thank you for your comment!

I am a nurse. I can relate to keeping things private. On top of being judged, we judge ourselves. Thank you for coming out, it is refreshing to know that there are other professionals that have this disorder.

Thank you for your comment! I believe if more people come out about their illness, we can change the perspective on Bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. One step at a time...

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