I know exactly how you feel, and I've been doing the exact same thing since I started working. I have had high pressure jobs and have always left to find something less stressful. I have never been successful, and have finally realized that it hasn't been the jobs-it's me. I can't handle any amount of stress well and when it gets stressful at work I am always looking for another job in the hopes that things will be better. I have realized what you need to consider: it is not going to be any better as far as finding a "stress free" job. That job doesn't exist and we need to stop looking for it. I am going to try to hang in at my current job until I can get my short term disability. Once I get that going, I am going to apply for Social Security disability. I'm tired of running from job to job hoping in vain that things will improve. Hope this helps you View Thread
Thanks so much for your reply. That's exactly how I felt-like I was safe from all the stress and pressure of my life. I was so scared to come out when I was discharged, but at the same time I missed my family and wanted to see them. I still want to go back pretty badly but hopefully that feeling will pass soon. Thank you for showing me that I'm not the only person who has felt this way. I feel less "weird" now View Thread
Hi, Welcome to the board. I know exactly how you feel about the job situation. I have had more jobs than I can count. When I'm manic, I do great in interviews and can get jobs. When I get depressed, I feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with any job stress at all, so I start looking for another job. I have had 7 jobs in the past 5 years, and have decided it's time to stop this. I am planning to apply for Social Security Disability benefits within the next couple of months. I have to wait until my short term disability at work kicks in so that I will have at least some income while I wait for my decision. You might want to think about doing the same thing. If you can't get/hold a job, it's not your fault. It took me a LOT of years of people telling me that to make me believe it. I will be praying for you and am here if you need to talk.
I spent last week in a mental health facility and now I find myself thinking about it a lot and wanting to go back. I can't imagine that most people would feel that way and am wondering if anyone else has ever had those feelings.View Thread
Hello everyone. I am back from a brief stay in the hospital. I had to be admitted to a mental health care facility last Monday and am back at work again today. Things just got to be too much for me and I had a suicide plan. I had hurt myself a couple of days prior (burned my arm-I have never cut, just burned). I had never been in a facility like that and was terrified the first night. The staff and other patients were awesome, however, and by the next day I was feeling much better. I stayed there for 5 days and learned so much about my illness and myself. I wish I had gone there years ago. So anyway I'm back and I missed reading all the posts. I hope you are all doing well and that you have a blessed day.