Recently I have been looking to get back into work, it has been 4 years since I have last worked and im finding it more difficult to try to get back into work when you have to declare you have a Mental Illness.
I have filled in the world’s supply of applications and when it comes to the medical sections im finding it hard to fill it in as ive never had to before so when it’s written down on paper in front of me it’s a little disheartening and makes me anxious of what an employer will think when looking at the application and seeing that I have a Personality Disorder.
Would they feel it’s a risk to employ me?
Would they give me an interview because they had to but treat and speak to me differently?
Does this condition limit the work that I can actually do?
These are questions ive never really thought about before as I couldn’t face leaving the house longer than 30 mins let alone going to work in a place full of new people and new situations.
When I have finally plucked up the courage to do something about it there are certain obstacles I will have to overcome.
I’m interested in Care work and I know there is a lot of it out there it’s just a case of somebody taking that risk to employ me and give me the chance to show my worth and how hard I can work.
The decision to go back to work wasn’t a case of money but of self-worth, I have been with this condition for a long time now and I refuse to let it define me and dictate what I can and can’t do!
If I start work and I just cant do it then at least I can say that I tried, ive spent so long finding myself that I at least owe it to myself to try to get back to normality.
So im asking you, if you have a Mental Illness how do you manage finding work or if you do work as well how do you find that healthy balance.
I am not my Illness and this is one step closer to finding the real me!
Daddy Giraffe x
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