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Feeling so sad not being employed because of my mental illness

cupcake88 Posts: 1,240 Pioneering
Even tho my partner and my nurse tell me I shouldn’t work I always look for little cleaning Jobs even tho part of me knows I shouldn’t be working because stress causes my anxiety then the anxiety turns into pychosis . 

I’m feeling down because when I was in hospital I was offered this little cleaning job which I turned Down . now my meds side effects have changed  and I’m starting to feel better I messaged the lady bout the cleaning job got told I had the job and then was sent over all the medical questionnaire pack and I was honest wrote down I suffer with mental illnesses and what’s meds I’m on and then all of a sudden the admin emails me telling me they have changed there mines no reason . 

I know that them seeing I have a nurse and the meds I’m on put them off it just makes me so sad . I have always been pro telling other disabled people’s you should tell employers upfront about your disability but the next job I go for that’s if I do apply for any more local cleaning jobs I won’t be mentioning my illness at all I’m feeling so down just feel laughed at by these people . 


  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,773 Disability Gamechanger
    @cupcake88 hi sorry you are feeling as you do, but your health and welfare must always become before working, due to my health I had to stop working at the age of 38, some 24 years ago, took some adjusting to.
    Take care
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • cupcake88
    cupcake88 Posts: 1,240 Pioneering
    @woodbine. Thanks for your kind words yes it does take some adjusting too I find it hard to accept how poorly iam . I just want to be like how I was before mental illness . 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 6,511 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m sure you’ll be better one day @cupcake88 ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV


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