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Hmm I am 37 and can't keep a job or always have problems. It is humiliating and I am tired of the cycle. If you dont work in this world you might as well check out right? I dont live with nobody so falling back on another income is out of the question. *sigh*

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Yep, I have similar issues.  I'm thinking of going through the state rehabilitation commission for people with disabilities.  Depending on your diagnosis, you can get help with job training AND with keeping a job.  I would think that everystate has such an agency.  Do you know if yours does?

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And from the above link, here's a phone number.  Start with this.If you are not sure what to do, just call APS at 1-800-888-1965. 

HOW TO GET HELP
  • When you think you have a mental health problem, getting help may be urgent.  You get help quickly in these ways:










  •       You can call APS Healthcare (APS) at any time of the day or night, 7 days a week.  They will arrange for the right type of service to meet your needs. Number to call: 1-800-888-1965











  • During business hours, you may call or walk into any Public Mental Health System provider in your area to request services.











  • Your Managed Care Organization (MCO) or Primary Care Physician may refer you to APS for mental health care.

If you are not sure what to do, just call APS at 1-800-888-1965. 

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I noticed it says your state under your avatar...Hope I'm not being too forward in this. If me pointing it out is a problem, PM or post a followup and I'll immediately delete this post.

http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/mha/help.htm

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I mean what am I supposed to say when I call. they are closed on sunday right?  I have a pyschchiatrisat and therapist and I have a job now its just that they are gonna fire me if my work doesnt improve. I hate being there and I keep to myself, I constantly feel pressured and inadequate.

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Listen, I've never been any good at this myself. I've lost 4 jobs in the past 3 years. So, I'm not anyone to be giving advice. But some thoughts...

I'd assume you've talked with your psychiatrist and therapist about your current concerns with your job, your fears of losing it. What have they said? Have they come up with any strategies for dealing with the particular situations that cause you problems at work? How to cope with the work-related stresses? If you could come up with a short list of strategies, something to look at and remember when you feel yourself getting stressed at work, this might help.

And if you haven't been talking to your psychiatrist and therapist about this, by all means do! You need to discuss this with a trusted counselor.

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Listen, I've never been any good at this myself. I've lost 4 jobs in the past 3 years. So, I'm not anyone to be giving advice. But some thoughts...

I'd assume you've talked with your psychiatrist and therapist about your current concerns with your job, your fears of losing it. What have they said? Have they come up with any strategies for dealing with the particular situations that cause you problems at work? How to cope with the work-related stresses? If you could come up with a short list of strategies, something to look at and remember when you feel yourself getting stressed at work, this might help.

And if you haven't been talking to your psychiatrist and therapist about this, by all means do! You need to discuss this with a trusted counselor.

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My psychiatrist just listens and jots crap down then she prescibes more crap. I start a new doc on 2/1/06. I just gpo into work earlier and earlier each day. Its hard to be around these people each day, my self esteem is low... 

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Everything makes me suicidal. I get it in manias too. Very dangerous swings...

...I think for your condition, those feelings are "normal".

I'm happy you're looking into options. But remember, sometimes we need time away to heal and get our shit together, and start fresh (that's why I'm grounded from work and going for disability).

Keep SSD/SSI in mind. If you need a break from the horrible tangle of work, it isn't your fault. The work place sucks ass.

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