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Career concern, living with bi-polar
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MicheleLynnpage_74 posted:
! I would like advice please. I am currently attending college; I've been undecided as long as I can get away with in order to obtain financial aid. The problem I face, despite my perfect grades in most courses, my true love is Criminal Justice, mostly in the way of, social work, investigations, or juvenile delinquency. My advisor urges me to go for a degree in Criminal Justice as I consistently receive the highest scores in class, and my love for the field of Criminal Justice. So here is my issue, I was diagnosed with bi-polar in 2006, I have been stable since 2008, if I continue to be, that would equal 8-9 yrs. stable upon graduation, depending on the degree I choose to pursue. I will be submitted to background checks (hospitalizations, and Dr. Records for that time period, as well as a drug test, and of course criminal charges (I have none). I use no illegal drugs other than a prescribed substance, Clonazepam, as needed. I can make sure I don't test positive for that, but the other drug is Lamictal. I would like to not have this in my system as well, due to it still being "stigmatized", and possibly losing a chance at a good job opportunity. I strongly disagree with judging a book by its cover (the past). I am capable now, and was in the past of upholding, and performing above average job performance. All personal issues such as this will, and have always been disclosed in due time, as a relationship forms, the same should hold true w potential employers. I almost feel sometimes because of this, I may be just wasting my time, effort and money working so hard for a chance at my dream career... Any advice would be so helpful, thanks in advance
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