Probably one of the most common problems that I’ve been asked to help with is the idea of someone who’s in a profession that they think would’ve look down on them if they were to ever let anyone know they struggled with depression or addiction or even that their family members or teenager was having a problem.
First off it might surprise you to know that you’re not alone. Many addicts and people suffering from mental illness are shocked to hear that up to 10% of those seeking treatment alongside of them are actually physicians themselves.
The big difference between the physicians in treatment and the average person that I talk to is the average person doesn’t realize they’re protected. Every reasonable company has some sort of an employee assistance program to help you through times like that. Its confidential and it is even illegal in some cases for you to be demoted or have any negative consequences for seeking help.
If you’re concerned about revealing your issue, and you think it’s too sensitive and could affect your career or your family relationships, contact me so we can discuss how you can be protected from all those worries and get the help you need.