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What’s the longest you’ve been signed off work with depression?

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I’ve been signed off for 3 weeks but worry work won’t be happy about it.
 
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Only an afternoon of being signed off but been mentally checked out and performing at a barely acceptable quality for several months.
 
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Hi,
I had a few months of with depression, focus on getting better don't worry about work.
 
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Think i might have the record for this. But i was kept on sick for 6 years and my company kept my job open, I dont know why. Eventually they offered me a good redundancy package which i took as the company was being taken over
 
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Oh wo
Think i might have the record for this. But i was kept on sick for 6 years and my company kept my job open, I dont know why. Eventually they offered me a good redundancy package which i took as the company was being taken over
oh wow! That was amazing of them. So you were off for 6 years straight? What sort of company did you work for?
 
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It was a very big American finance company eventually taken over by Santander. The company also offered health insurance for free which meant i got 75% of my salary all that time. I was never called in . They could have made me take ill health retirement but that wasnt offered until the company takeover. But the redundancy package was better
 
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I’ve been signed off for 3 weeks but worry work won’t be happy about it.
Hi. I was signed off by doctor for 4 months with depression. If you are an employee then your work just have to deal with it when you have been signed off. Please don't worry all will be well.
 
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I was signed off for two years, still receiving 75% of my income under my superannuation's income protection insurance. After this time I was retrenched and should have filed a total and permanent disability claim under my insurance. I didn't and now that time has passed unfortunately. I would have been a lot better off financially.
 
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9.5 months in 1999 then 1 year in 2013 leading to my early retirement.
 
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Going through that right now. Never had a day off in 5 years at this company, not even when actually sick with flu (I'd work from home). Doctor put me off for 6 weeks. First I panicked but now I no longer care because my depression and suicide attempts were partly triggered by two bullies managers and work situation..
Now I'm just trying to recover from the trauma of nearly killing myself, of still having some level of suicidal feeling + severe depression. Doctor said he might extend this sick leave as he does not think I would be fit to return when this first leave ends.

Don't worry for work, take care of yourself. I'm slowly learning how my health is actually important much more than a job.
 
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