Reblogged: Dear Corporate America

I can’t resist reblogging another amazing post today. This one is a letter to Corporate America signed a person living with mental illness. If you have ever struggled with employment due to mental illness, as I have (and even if you haven’t), take a look at this eloquent post from A Journey With You-Living With Schizophrenia.

A Journey With You

Dear Corporate America,

I am writing to you to inform you of my desire to work for your company. Let’s get one thing out of the way first, I have a mental illness. Why do I think you should hire someone with a mental illness? You say that you like people who can think outside of the box and that is a strength you are looking for. Well, those of us with a mental illness can easily and quite naturally think outside of the box. In fact, some of us have even experienced different realities and may be able to put a twist or a spin on that problem you are having that you never even imagined.

You mention that you value creativity. Most people with a mental illness are creative in one form or another. They haven’t proven it yet, but there have been several studies conducted trying to…

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