|I’ve had a history of mental health issues (diagnosed with depression and ADD).|
I left my last job in part to symptoms of depression caused by stress.
I assumed that removing the stress would allow me to recover, but a new set of stressors caused me to quickly “regress” back into a deep depression.
While my work has been commended, my attendance and work relations have suffered, and I was put on a performance improvement plan.
I only recently started to seek treatment again, and the performance evaluation period is almost up. I believe it is likely I will lose my job.
What steps do I take from here? My small amount of savings were mostly wiped out between moving to the new job and a few mishaps since then.
I want to take a break and work on my mental health, but I honestly can’t afford it. Even a week or two of joblessness would financially ruin me currently.
I know I waited too long to do something. By the time I had mustered up the courage to do something, it was too late. The constant anxiety from the thought of possibly losing my job and possibly worse is only making things worse.
It feels foolish to almost “dump” my problem here but I feel crippled and don’t know what to do. Does anyone have suggestions?