Hey, I'm kinda new here, first time I'm writing. Just feelin really bad today because I've finally give in after nearly a year of working in a secure unit/hospital I've decided I can't cope with my anxiety and depression, and I've gone off sick. I really didn't want to give up working because I thought it would make me worse and I feel guilty for just staying at home doing nothing with my life but I can't keep going into work crying as the patients might see me upset and use it against me. I don't think its work thats made me anxious and depressed, I've had it on and off since I were 13 (I'm now 22) but it doesn't help as its stressful where I work with offenders with mental health problems. I've only been off sick for one day and I already feel like I've made a mistake like I'm just being soft feel really bad. Has anyone else had to stop working because of their anxiety/depression? I don't know what to do! I'm starting to question whether I want to work in mental health any more even though it's what I've always wanted to do but now I don't know if I should because I think it's making me worse. I started anti-depressants a week ago and I've been seeing a therapist for a few weeks, I'm hoping this starts to help soon! x
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