I have had depression and anxiety for a while. It is under control most of the time. However, this is quite a bad time as Im off work following a minor operation on my hand. I have the usual symptoms like apathy, no interst in anything, dont want to see people or do anything. At least I know these feelings will go when I get back to work and the gym next week. Or at least I hope so.
I had a phone call this morning from my bank. I had enquired about income protection insurance last week. I was told that I had been refused this insurance due to my illness. This is a real kick in the teeth. As if Im not feeling low enough already. This is blatant discrimination from the insurance company. I was told there are 'too many risks' with mental health. They told me I might commit suicide! This is such a narrow minded attitude.
We really have too break down this stigma, especially as it is Movember.