I like my job and I like my coworkers, but today my mental illness was getting the best of me. So after some deliberation and my attempts to bring it under control on my lunch, I finally decided to send an email out to my supervisors that I was not feeling well and that I would be leaving for the day. To my surprise I received a call from one of them. I have only used my sick time twice before and was never asked why. This supervisor asked how I wasn't feeling well so I decided to tell the truth. Which was a mistake. The supervisor told me I could leave, but that I could not use sick time - I had to use vacation.
I know it doesn't seem like much and this is probably just my mental illness still getting the better of me, but this just pushed me over the edge and I had to hurry out of the office before I experienced a breakdown, which is still in progress as I type. I felt like I was tricked and taken advantage and I did not want to disclose my mental illness in the first place, but I felt like I had to despite workplace laws.
I was wondering if there was any recourse I could take. I thought about emailing my manager, but I'm honestly not sure if that will make things worse. I'm just so frustrated and feel violated as weird as that may sound. I shouldn't have said anything because I have been having a panic attack ever since.