Hi everybody. First off, thank you for existing. i have been looking for something like this for quite some time and shockingly to very little avail. I suffer from some pretty serious mental afflictions, one of them actually caused me to accidentally harm my best friend and i lost 8.5 years of my life for it (just gonna be honest and upfront). I have had severe ptsd and anxiety for my entire life, but four years ago, while i was away and working at prison factory in slavish conditions, i was injured badly. I mean, my arm was slowly crushed as it was pulled into a a large rolling cauldron, broken in about 12 places, and then nearly ripped completely off at the shoulder. I had 8 surgeries and spent the next 351 days in a hospital bed.
Now, i sued of course, and since i won, on top not getting any physical therapy AT ALL and nothing stronger than tylenol for the pain, the next four years brought me abuse, neglect and emotional torture that i just did not deserve and it has left an indellible mark on my psyche. Now i know a lot of people don't empathize with convicts, i hope u can believe when i say it was strictly mental health related, a total accident and i pay for it everyday.
It is just so nice to have a place where people understand. My father doesn't get it, my brother doesn't get it, and the woman whom i planned to marry and impregnate, who had told me that she was fascinated by the psychology behind my afflictions and found mental illness intriguing and interesting.....she bolted the second i showed a few symptoms. So, thank you all for being here, im sure not too many will read this all the way through, but i thank you for your time none the less.
Is it really okay to call in sick due to mental health? I have not mentioned this to any one for years, or give an honest reason of absence due to embarrassment and shame. I'm so afraid to come out to my new job and never have to my previous workplaces.I can do a day or 2 worth of shifts and suddenly I need a day to recover from my symptoms. Does any one else go through this? Is mental health...