When to tell your boss about your IBD? That's entirely up to you. No one has a legal right to ask about your medical history in a job interview. But once you're working, consider how IBD might affect your job schedule and co-workers -- it might be a good idea to be honest with managers and supervisors you trust, who can help you come up with a plan to deal with those issues ahead of time.
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Self Help 101: Real-Life Skills for Next Level Success

This section will give you ideas about how to implement your plan to succeed in college or the workforce.


If you're headed to college, read on. If you're headed to the workforce, skip to PAGE 2.

Attitude is key! College can be stressful -- and as we've said, stress can have a negative effect on your immune system and increase your chances of having a flare-up. Here are some simple stress management techniques that will help improve how you feel by changing your actions and thoughts.

From the Outside In: How Can I Change What I DO?

From the Inside Out: How Can I Change What I THINK?

Positive thinking can help you feel better, and help your body function better!


Are you a parent of a teen with IBD? Go to the Advice and Resources for Parents section.



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