Yes, I was hospitalized twice for the exact same reasons.(add borderline personality disorder and ocd..lol), but yes. When I went back to work my boss immediately wanted to know why I went to the hospital. I was naive and lied, saying it was for my heart. I didn't realize you don't have to say anything. It's actually against the law (or something) for them to ask. You can say," you know, I don't feel comfortable talking about that right now ". Unfortunately, most people do not understand suicidal ideation, depression ,anxiety, etc. However, if you are.close.to.someone at work, you may find a kindrid spirit. You don't have to tell anyone you don't want to. Recently, I told my therapist I didn't like telling my mom (my confidant) about my suicidal thoughts,etc. My therapist told me that if I told my mom, then she may feel more comfortable opening up to me
My therapist was right.
*** SO, not to contradict myself...BUT only tell who you want to tell. Everyone else can mind their business (or tell them a tamer reason). Hopefully you find a kindred spirit you can be true with.
Was my answer long or what??? Lol