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A_Peaceful_Mind

I haven’t write in ages but I very recently got discharged from the Mental Health team. They have a waiting list and we’re trying to make room. I’m happy with the decision as I have made huge progress over the years I’ve been with them but I just feel now I have no one to speak to when depression and anxiety creeps up on me, so I was hoping I would be welcomed back here to seek support from people like me. I have very recently been accepted for a job. After 6 years I am finally returning back to work. I have so much anxiety around it though. What if I can’t juggle my 3 children and work?! What if my depression gets work because I become too overwhelmed with the work load?! I really do need to get back out there as it’s the same day everyday right now but now it’s happening, I’m worrying! Today I’m feeling depressed, drained and emotional!

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But the person who gave you a job must have seen something in you.

Children grow and then they can help you.

You will be fine

Thank you so much for your kind and positive words!

Your Worry is natural, it will take some time for you to get used to going back to work. Be kind to yourself and take some time out if you feel so low.

You will settle, good luck with your return it will not be as bad as you think and you will move on given time.

BOB

Thank you so much for your lovely and positive reply! 😄.

Worrying doesn’t change anything so try not to let it control your feelings.

Have you got a therapist? I think you might benefit from a few sessions. You would learn strategies to cope with how you are feeling. You are going through big changes at the minute. Getting a new job is a big thing for most people and if you have been out of that loop for 6yrs it’s going to be daunting.

Instead of thinking what if you can’t and what if your depression gets worse try and think what if you can and what if it helps the depression? This is your time and you will shine if you let yourself 😊

You should be so proud of yourself for how far you have come. I know exactly how you feel, I am hoping to return to my job after being off for 9 months and it’s really scary. The anxiety is still with me every day but I feel I need to give it a go and try and work with it if it’s not going to go away. I’m not sure how it’s going to go but will never know unless I try, Wishing you the best of luck x

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