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Just told my boss the truth that I'm having a depressive episode ...

(8 Posts)
Queenofknickers Mon 16-Dec-13 18:46:30

And the doctor wants me to go into hospital. Am not expecting her to believe me as I do a bloody good job of pretending all is well and then crying in the toilets. Scared. Worried I shouldn't have told her but I'm sick of giving in to stigma. I do a v senior job in a traditional industry - mental illness is hidden. Do I really want to be the poster girl for depression? Confused.....

SnowyMouse Mon 16-Dec-13 18:56:58

(((( Queenofknickers ))))

It is a good idea to tell your boss if you can, I'm sure they will realise that you are depressed if hospital is being recommended. You don't have to tell anyone else about it, your reasons should be kept confidential.

Look after yourself, do something to treat yourself after if you can.

TheOrchardKeeper Mon 16-Dec-13 18:59:21

Agree with Snowey thanks

Sorry to hear you're struggling.

sillymillyb Mon 16-Dec-13 19:01:35

I'm sorry to hear you are struggling. You have been very brave, and have def done the right thing.

I hope your boss is supportive, look after yourself x

Queenofknickers Mon 16-Dec-13 19:07:44

Thank you everyone - I'm crying again because you were kind FFS! I've suffered for years and been in hospital before a few years ago. Can't decide if I'm relieved or terrified. Feels like bad dream (cliche)

sillymillyb Mon 16-Dec-13 19:15:58

Your bound to be a mixture of both those (relieved and terrified), but you are truly being very strong to get and accept help. This is a good thing and you should be so proud of yourself.

Take some time to get yourself better and cross each bridge as you need to. One day at a time. I'm rooting for you (and I cry when people say nice things on threads too, so your not alone there!)

sillymillyb Tue 17-Dec-13 09:08:05

How are you queen? I've been thinking of you, hope your ok

Queenofknickers Wed 18-Dec-13 15:29:31

Thank you for thinking of me - I saw psychiatrist yesterday and he's basically sent me to bed with Valium for up to 6 weeks. I'm freaking out about being off work for that long confused. I know I will get better - I have before - but I'm scared being "out" iykwim!!

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