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I’ve lost my job to Mental Health

I can’t share a huge amount on here about my  job due to confidentiality and anonymity. However tomorrow I will officially lose my job because of my mental health. Whilst I know it is the best thing for both them and for me, I’m gutted. So much of my self worth was tied to working, and knowing I won’t be returning to a job I used to love is hard to accept. I feel like I’ve failed myself and my daughter. On the other hand I know that it allows me to fully concentrate on “getting well” as opposed to just fit for work. I know that it will be one less thing to be stressed about. I also know it will give me a fresh start when I am finally ready to go back to work. 

However, I can’t pretend that finally signing away my job won’t be one of the most painful things I’ve ever done. I will mourn the loss in much the same way as I have mourned the loss of my former relationship-I will cry, get upset, get cross, feel hurt, and (hopefully) finally accept it and move on. I just have to hope that eventually it will work out for the best.

#JustKeepSwimming 

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15 thoughts on “I’ve lost my job to Mental Health

  1. I’ve been through the same and it hit me hard too, not least because I was at my most ill when I finally had to admit defeat and accept that I wouldn’t be returning to my job.

    But, as you’ve identified, it’s for the best. It allows you some time and space to get yourself well, without a job hanging over you. And, when you’re ready, you have a clean slate. You could try something new…become an astronaut, or a paramedic, write a book or direct a movie…whatever you fancy!

    Wishing you all the best in your recovery, and don’t be too hard on yourself.

    Louise (…oops, I just have you my name!) xx

  2. I had the same thing happen to me, but in my case its was because I was out of work in a hospital for more than a month. It does allow me to concentrate on me, but it still hurts.

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