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Work was awful

So yesterday I had to have an emergency mental health day and called into work. Thinking it’s the smartest choice to make sure I’m taking care of myself before anything. I went back to work today and still a little down in the dumps. It was even worst when a co worker started sharing my business and talking about how many call ins I’ve had. Obviously I don’t want to lose my job but I’m trying to balance work with when I do have my depression episodes and sometimes is just so hard. Doesn’t help either when my co worker was giving me the cold shoulder and ignoring me all day either. How do you deal with work and depression?

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I say ignore the people who choose to chatter. They are not worth your time or energy, just focus on you!!!!!!!! All the best to you! XXX

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Thank you so much 🙂

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I am here to support you! Stay strong!!!!!!!!!!!!

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As hard as it is I say ignore them. Some people just don't get it. I suffer from anxiety and I find a lot of people don't get it and say things that are hurtful. I can't tell you how many times I hear " Stop worrying about it" or they just say mean things. Keep your chin up

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I understand. It’s hard to explain why you feel how you feel to people who don’t understand. Thank you!

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I understand calling out...I retired early before I was fired. Your co-worker was probably upset maybe having to cover for you on the days you called out? NEVER tell anyone about your medical business. Employers will descriminate if they suspect your having mental problems? Seek counseling and maybe medication. Getting on group sites like this getting in touch with others who know what your going through for possible ways to help. Good luck

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Hi, this is what I did to cope with negative co-workers. I went to Barnes and Nobles and purchased me a nice leather journal and evey time some would be negative I would write down some short positive affirmations, and scriptures. And I once I got started it became fun, so I made a goal to fill the whole journal one day with nothing but positive things. I used the negatives with positives. So they would see me writing in the journal and would get courious as to what I was writing. And they backed off of me and left me completely alone. Make sure you get one that you can secure so if you leave it behind or unattended they can’t peek in it. Now this is only a suggestion, but it worked for me and it became fun for me. Plus when times got hard I could look back and read some positive affirmations to get me through. Sorry you are going through such hard time and still having to work at the same time. I hope this helps!

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Thank you so much! That a really great idea. I will have to try that out!

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Your co worker sounds very immature- no offense. Glad you are taking care of yourself.

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I had a problem with a co-worker. It was on a Monday and I woke up crying for no reason. I went to work thinking that i was gonna be alright. But i got there and my coworker started bothering me for work things. And I thought it was for my best interest to leave because it was it hard for me to stay. She didn't understand what I was going through. She took it so personally. She was just the cherry on top that day. She was so upset at me. She told me that I had let her down. I had to walk out of the job a couple of days later i was still feeling down. I couldn't handler her still being so hurt because i had left.

Then after that my anxiety levels where do high that the store director all of a sudden made it seem like I was some sort of mentally derailed person that was going from stores to stores having meltdowns. I never fell so bad in my life because i struggled so much with anxiety. I wanted to make her understand that I only react to situations. I had to quit my job.

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Oh no so sorry you had to go through that. It’s like other people think we choose to have anxiety or depression or any other illness and they just don’t understand when we’re just having a day for whatever reason. I wish you the best!!

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Feel better mama. I also had a job where people used to judge me and talk about my problems. They ended up firing me because they said all I was being is a LLORONA which is cry baby in Spanish and telling me that all I wanted was pity from everyone else. Focus on you in the workplace! I know it’s hard coming from someone who’s losing it right now but keep trying your best and god bless. Hugs 🤗 to you

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La llorona it's something i have been called a lot so often. And yes i have been told that I am just looking for attention. They even told me that I was sick from my head.

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That’s exactly what I did today. I did my work and didn’t let anyone get to me. I had a much much better day. Thank you!

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That's awesome!

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That’s great to hear!!

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