My job was a place where I could feel normal. That all changed when I informed you of my condition

Between my panic attacks and spells of mental numbness, work was a place where I felt more normal. Somewhere I was responsible. That changed after I spoke to you about my mental health.

When I informed you of my condition, it had gotten to the point where my illness was starting to affect me at work. Unable to get a good night’s sleep, I would wake up depressed and go to work feeling like a zombie.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".

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