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Bipolar Disorder and holding a Job

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Tripti Mishra, Educator & Placement Advisor, herself lives with Bipolar Disorder successfully. On WORLD BIPOLAR DAY, she spoke on 'Holding a Job with Bipolar Disorder' at BipolarIndia's Conference on March 30th, 2019, in Mumbai
Her inspiring story of navigating through her career while at the same time pursuing higher education was proof that illness can be no barrier to one's aspirations.

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Bipolar Disorder and holding a Job

  1. 1. Bipolar and Holding a Job
  2. 2. Education.......along with Bipolar • 12th.....Ist position in Allahabad District (1982) • B.Sc Ist Year.....First Attempt ....LEFT • B.Sc Ist Year ...Second Attempt ...Ist Division • B.Sc II Year.....FirstAttempt.......LEFT • B.Sc II year ...SecondAttempt.....Ist Division • B.Tech .......Multiple episodes ...with the help of Beautiful friends, Sister and teachers cleared in 3 years Securing 10th Position • Graduate aptitute test of Engineering (GATE) 92.8 Percentile highest in Regional Engineering College • Joined M.Tech Computer Science .....Completed Two Semesters........Left AGAIN... • Appeared in Indian Engineering Service Examination, NTPC,NHPC......Written Cleared.....
  3. 3. • My only Success was perhaps .....Failing Agin , Falling Again, Failing and falling again and again and yet getting Up........
  4. 4. Marriage happened .....Left India.
  5. 5. ONCE MARRIED I THOUGHT THAT NOW I CAN HAVE AN EASY LIFE...... BUT JUST OPPOSITE WAS AWAITING ME....
  6. 6. Tough Task Master • Your illness is not an excuse to leave everything..... • You can do every thing...... • Make your own Identity.. • Look at.......
  7. 7. Finally I started My career with Amity School ....as HOD Computer Science...... Lost this Job due to Mania
  8. 8. • Moved To Asia Pacific Institute as Lecturer.....and finally I Joined my current College Delhi Institute of Advanced Studies in 2001......which I count as start of my career ....
  9. 9. • Moving From Survival to Blissulness
  10. 10. • In 2006 Massive Manic attack in College itself....Almost scarified my Job but because of my husbamnd and friends ....Dr. Barkha , Dr Malati and Dr. Pratiksha...
  11. 11. Education along with Job and family • I picked up my M.Tech in 2005 and completed in 2008 FOURTEEN YEARS AFTER I HAD LEFT IT.......Three years .....5 days working and 2 days ...Studies...
  12. 12. • My OWN LITTLE WAYS OF DEALING WITH ANXIETY
  13. 13. • Work Load 3 subjects to teac at College 3 Subjects to study at University • Recognition and Promotion • Fear of falling Sick • Aging Irritability • Not enough time with Son • Dedicate Wed, Tue to make slides for students.Rest days studyfor M.Tech. You only have to PASS the Exam and not TOP it • Wait for a year then decide • Regular Medicine,Exercise, Medidation Regime • Exercise and Be active • Give him ucondtional love, Dont push him into too many things let him enjoy his life..even .Bed time stories are sufficient
  14. 14. • I resigned from this job and joined as MICROSOFT PATENT ANALYST.......TOTAL PERSOANLITY MISMATCH ........I resigned from Microsoft team
  15. 15. • My college Hired Me back with Promotion to Reader and Placement Advisor • Then I was askedto do PhD........with all my physical ( 3 major operations ) and continued Bipolar .... • I completed Phd on 25th March 2019 and also won Best Paper Award at National Conference
  16. 16. • I was Not only Retained.......They did not lose their faith in me
  17. 17. Here I was made to recognize that I have potential • To teach • To Enrich the Library • To Become Editor of International Journal • To liason with Alumni as Alumni Coordinator • To work for students as Placement Advisor • To bring Quality as IQAC Core Committee member

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