so tired. Cat crying for i don't know what. Makes me feel guilty. I don't have enough for her, energy. I am tired. I am scared i need to get work asap. People putting pressure on me.
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It's very helpful Lu thank you, just to talk to someone and hear their point of view. I know you are right but you have to hear somebody else say it. I'm not well enough yet and if i could do more, i would. I am doing my best for myself and for my cat. I have already given my dog to mum to look after which is some pressure off.hello x
just a quick post in relation to the last part of your post about you cannot be ill if you are not seeing a psychiatrist
that is so not true trust me
there are all sorts of reasons people get discharged and handed back to their gp
if you need UC- you will get it i am confident
i know that there are scary stories but if you are too poorly to work then you just are and that is it
im sorry if this isn't very helpful but i wanted to reply
lots of love to you and your cat
I think to my family i seem intelligent and capable, as they always look surprised when i say i am tired today or whatever i complain about. These comments have always annoyed me so i try not to say anything about how i am feeling, give any excuses, and say i have a cold coming on or a headache i use often.When I told my dad I was going to quit he got angry. He said I don't look like I have a mental health condition. That's it, people don't see it, it is an invisible disability.
Yes i do. I think it would have to be the right job but i would also need time off or less hours. I could not do what i used to do. People say i will surprise myself and once i get into work, after the first few weeks i will feel better than ever. I actually did work for a long time in between times of being more unwell. I worked for an agency and so when i could not work, i didn't. I live at home so had no money worries. Now i have rent to pay and bills to pay, but even so, i don't think i could get up, have breakfast, get dressed for work and go out, drive there, get there and work all day. I would be in desperate need for an hour's kip once i got there. I would feel sick with exhaustion eventually.It is interesting to hear your thoughts. I thought I was escaping the benefits system by starting a job. But it is too hard.
I would still like to work, but something different. Maybe support work for the disabled. Help them with their daily lives. It might be fun. Also support work does not have personal care involved like care work.
Do you think you could do something like that? Work can be fun too, I enjoyed working in a charity shop as a volunteer, becuase it was always fun to chat to people. when I volunteered in an office, it was horrible, lol, a bit like the reality of working.