I have been off two months barely receiving 20% of my normal pay but I’ve barely been able to get out of bed or function. I’m out of savings and I feel so deflated. I just needed time off to heal ffs. I haven’t stopped working throughout the pandemic and I was seriously suicidal and now that I feel like I’m making progress they are letting me go due to feeling I’m unfit to ever return to work.
It really breaks my heart I shouldn’t have to face financial ruin to take time to deal with a serious mental health crisis. I just feel so overwhelmed and trapped.
Edit: just to add while I’m feeling emotional. This is all in tandem with the fact there are next to no mental health support services available publicly where I live. All therapy is paid for etc and I can’t even remotely afford that now that I’m supporting my dad through this horror. I can’t take it anymore. I slave away to have nothing when it matters to help me get myself out of this rut and depression.