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If you've been following along you will know that things haven't been going well for me at work. The short story is that the anxiety gets to me to the point it is life consuming. I am terrified at work and when I am not at work I am terrified about having to go back to work. I am ill - physically and mentally. The panic attacks come - both on and off the job. I begin to humiliate myself in my work place and so on.

Yesterday I spent the whole day leading up to work crying, shaking, and vomiting. I must have looked terrible when I finally did go into work as several coworkers asked if I was okay.

A manager called me aside and asked what was wrong. I broke down and before I knew it I quit my job.

I am worried now about how I am going to get on without the income but I am also very much relieved.
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If you've been following along you will know that things haven't been going well for me at work. The short story is that the anxiety gets to me to the point it is life consuming. I am terrified at work and when I am not at work I am terrified about having to go back to work. I am ill - physically and mentally. The panic attacks come - both on and off the job. I begin to humiliate myself in my work place and so on.

Yesterday I spent the whole day leading up to work crying, shaking, and vomiting. I must have looked terrible when I finally did go into work as several coworkers asked if I was okay.

A manager called me aside and asked what was wrong. I broke down and before I knew it I quit my job.

I am worried now about how I am going to get on without the income but I am also very much relieved.
I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm in the same boat and totally understand how you could just break down and quit. In reality, I think this will happen to me any day. I'm hoping to hold out for a bit longer for financial reasons, but not sure I can do it.
If you can, apply for disability. Take care of you.
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If you've been following along you will know that things haven't been going well for me at work. The short story is that the anxiety gets to me to the point it is life consuming. I am terrified at work and when I am not at work I am terrified about having to go back to work. I am ill - physically and mentally. The panic attacks come - both on and off the job. I begin to humiliate myself in my work place and so on.

Yesterday I spent the whole day leading up to work crying, shaking, and vomiting. I must have looked terrible when I finally did go into work as several coworkers asked if I was okay.

A manager called me aside and asked what was wrong. I broke down and before I knew it I quit my job.

I am worried now about how I am going to get on without the income but I am also very much relieved.
I am so sorry this happened to you.Many years ago matter of fact it was 1986 when I had a nervous breakdown,it was awful I was laughing one minute crying the next shaking confused.I ended up in the mental health unit for almost 2 weeks believe me it was no picnic.Frankly it was like living in a prison.However I did make some nice friends there but the groups we had were so annoying and one day I stood up and told them that . I have agoraphobia and sitting in a group was not for me but I had to go to them.
If you can see if you get some kind of disability despite what some people think mental illness does gripple us.It can make us really sick.I hope u can feel better.
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Does Canada offer disability?
We do in several senses.

Most larger employers have benefits packages that include LTD (long term disability). There are restrictions though on that usually, most often regarding minimum time employed by the employer. I do not qualify for this. I have not been with the company for the minimum 6 mos and neighther have accrued the necessary hours.

There is a national Employee Insurance program too. I will have to look into this as the rules might have changed. It basically has a minimum time/hours employed too. It was a full 52 weeks full-time last I checked but that was 5yrs ago.

Provincially there are disability programs too. I used to be on this but the moment I moved in with my boyfriend a year ago I was in default and no longer qualified as I am now considered a dependent.

But, yeah, you are right. You have a point. I should look into the EI program. THANKS.
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Yesterday, was the first stress free day I had in months.
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