I have been very unstable when it comes to keeping a job.
Now my case manager and my psychiatrist tell me it’s about time I stop working (im 52 years old)
I love having a job, even a modest one, and I can’t see myself retiring, but on the other hand, I hope I get less depressive periods, more stable.
I’m not seeking disability personally, it’s too complicated, my case manager seeks it on my behalf and I think i have to accept.
My whole life it’s about to change, the way I see myself.
When people ask me “what do you do for a living” I have to find an answer.
I had a friend that was unemployed due to disability and when people would ask him what he did he would say “I’m funemployed”
Just say you retired - they don’t have to know why
I also work, and I have been advised countless times to stop by professionals sick of seeing me make myself sick
They have accepted now that I am intent on pressing ahead with it.
At 52 I’d like to be retired. Apparently we have 20 years less than most, so I think it would be fairer to retire early
If you can sustain yourself on the benefits, do it. There is no shame
Thank you @Joker … Im really impressed you can manage a job having SZ,
That’s a good answer
I went to a family birthday the other day, and was frightened if any of the strangers suddenly asked me about my professional life.
I don’t want to come with long explanations to why I’m retired.
An old woman, recently, asked me
what do i do in my life.
I said “nothing”.
“Wow”, she said, “that must be boring”
When asked what I do for work, I usually say, “Anything for cash.”
I only feel guilty about receiving benefits because I’m convinced that I’m a fraud. There is a lot you can do (apart from enjoying yourself ). You can devote more time to creative pursuits, travel and enjoy new experiences. If you’re still feeling guilty after all that why not spend a few hours a week working at a charity?
@Om_Sadasiva - ha, yes, but in unfortunately schizophrenia is one of the least boring illnesses, you are always bothered by something, voices, depression, anxiety.
@NotSeksoEmpirico - you are definitely not a fraud, and no, i don’t feel guilt, just an existential crisis. Doing charity is a good solution or a sheltered job.
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