So over the last 2 years my life has gone from comfortable and happy to complete mess, I had a home, a job, a Wife, 3 amazing children, amazing friends, and was truly truly happy.
I now am single, homeless ( sleeping in my mates house), penniless, jobless, I only get to see my children every 2 weeks.
I have really battled with this since 2014 and was feeling like at the start of this year that I was going to get myself back on track.
I have never been without a job in 20 years, since 2014 i… read more
Heya. First of all I am so sorry for how your life has changed so drastically. The feeling of loss must be overwhelming. My husband gave up his corporate job after 10 yrs of trying to be a square peg in a round hole. I watched him over the years become a person I didn't know. So we decided he should persue his dream of helping others through the power of conscious thought and learning to live in the now. Funny how I myself have suffered from depression and anxiety whilst being with someone who teaches others to do what I so need to do but find so hard. Long story short his business hasn't been going as planned and we find ourselves stuck in a small house with my aging parents, our 5 yr old son and a whole load of stress as a result. He has applied for over 500 jobs since mid last year only to be turned down or not responded to. My best advise is know the world still needs you. That feeling of calm could perhaps be used differently to inspire you to keep going. I totally get it though. When I go "f#ck it all" I get worried. I am trying to believe that all of us can find peace and move forward to true happiness and that things will come right if we push and don't give up, so hang in there as you never know whether a call may come tomorrow that could kick start the change you want. Much love and light🍀✌🌈
Hi there Jason.
I can really relate to a lot of what you said in your post as I have experienced some of these things as well:
I had to give up my nursing career after a couple of years due to illness and go on a benefit (I am in New Zealand), I got kicked out of the house I was living in - luckily I had a friend who took me in. I got myself into a lot of debt and a couple of years ago was nearly bankrupt!
Things that helped me - I worked with an organisation called CAP (Christiain's Against Poverty) to help me with a budget and getting my finances back on track again - I am not a religious person at all so I was a bit skeptical about using this service but they were brilliant and I believe they have people worldwide.
I had been under community mental health services until last week (for around 9 years), and had a range of treatment - perhaps you need some sort of help to build your confidence back up again - as constant rejection on the job front is awfully soul destroying.
Keep applying for jobs, something will come up!
I hope things do start to improve for you soon.
@A MyDepressionTeam Member I would suggest you see your gp and get a referral to your local community mental health team (you may even be able to self-refer). You can find them by googling. Not only would they be able to help with how you are feeling, they can also help finding accommodation and /or putting your case to the council. Hope things get better for you soon.
If you are in the UK, go to your nearest MENCAP offices, they have been brilliant for me. They are nice people and will have an introductory session with you. www.mencap.org.uk
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