I am feeling frustrated today. After a period of trying to work and having to stop because of mental health issues I finally admitted defeat today after having a trial shift and feeling awful during and after it. My doctor, CPN, occupational health doctor and employment advisor all told me not to work but I felt as though i should. I got a good degree last year and I want to make use of it, I’m only 23. So I feel like a huge failure today.
Is it okay to not work because of mental health issues? A lot of people I talk to have the opinion that work would be distracting from whats going on upstairs. In my case it doesn’t seem to make much difference what i do during the day- things will go topsy turvy due to completely different issues.
Now I have to get myself well and healthy before I try to work again.
What is your opinion on working and mental health issues?