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.



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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