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 Okay, here's the thing. I'm nineteen years old and currently in a technical college in my area. Every time I took a test in school about what I would do best in, it always came up Law Enforcement as the first suggestion. I am highly interested in the subject, and I would like to see if I'd be good in it and whether or not to persue my interests. But I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when I was 8, I've been on medicine since. Would there be any way, shape, or form I'd be able to work in Law Enforcement? Help :/

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No


You can't cure stupid.

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 I know this may seem harsh to you keverette6493 but we get a bunch of one post wonders here on PL. They don't read the TOU's of our site. They don't post an introduction as a courtesy. This site can be a wealth of information. It can also be brutally honest. Good luck in your future.

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Keverett6493, I like the way you were up front and asked your question point blank.  It shows some courage to take a point blank range answer like the one you got.  I hope we see more of you here.


Gotta tell you as a taxpayer I wouldn't want to see persons with BP sworn into the public trust, nor subjected to the lifestyle of an LEO.  There are too many variables/risk factors.


But here's the deal.  You got a high score in a career test in the LEO category.  That says a lot about the type of person you are.  Your next stop is the career counseling office at your college to see how you can dovetail your skills and personality type into something even better than being an LEO.  Sorry, LEOs.  Hadda say it.  lol


Might be a related field, right?


Meantime, don't introduce yourself short here at PL.  There's waaaay lots more to you than, "I'm nineteen, go to technical school and have BP.."  Let it show!

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I would say no however, you may check with the American Disabilties Act. My suggestion is to be honest when/if you make application. You will be under a microscope. The agency may weigh the cost factor as it cost bunches of money to process and train those hired.

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Some good advice here, already. Like Marly suggested, maybe search for something related to the LEO field, without all the job stresses of being on the street.


Best wishes!!


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 I spent some time working in the field of therapeutic foster care. Eight is early for a diagnosis of BPD and a lot has changed as far as meeting the criteria for that diagnosis in the last ten years. Have you ever considered finding a psychologist and trying to wean yourself off of your medications? Most childhood psychological diagnoses are outgrown. With proper monitoring and a reevaluation, you can see if you still qualify for a BPD diagnosis. At that time consider your options. I wish you the very best of luck. 


 


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abraaten says ...



 I spent some time working in the field of therapeutic foster care. Eight is early for a diagnosis of BPD and a lot has changed as far as meeting the criteria for that diagnosis in the last ten years. Have you ever considered finding a psychologist and trying to wean yourself off of your medications? Most childhood psychological diagnoses are outgrown. With proper monitoring and a reevaluation, you can see if you still qualify for a BPD diagnosis. At that time consider your options. I wish you the very best of luck. 


BUMP!!


Never worked in that field, but ruling in BPD at eight struck me as odd.  Long time to be on meds too I thought, bump to the reevaluation.


  I've worked with some "special needs" individuals that we're staffed at my venue, and for the most part some were undetectable functional workers.  Others needed a little encouragement. The one thing that becomes a very dangerous situation for these workers (and others) is the unexpected extra hour or two; and they've either forgot their meds, lost their meds or had them administered way before their shift.  This would result in serious mood swings and/or panic.  Maybe that's something to consider for your own safety if an evaluation deems you necessary to receive meds and working in a dangerous field.


Campus or store security perhaps??


Best of Luck to you, whatever you decide.



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