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by Lovehope » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:08 am

Today I end my 6 year career in social work/mental health. I have been suffering from serious compassion fatigue. It's time to leave.

I'm going to be applying for disability as I have not been well for two years. I've burned through all my fmla.

I'm proud of myself for this decision and I'm leaving work feeling that I truly made a difference in the lives of many. I hope to come back to social work one day when I'm well. It's a hard but rewarding profession
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by AvantGarde » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:16 am

Must be tough LH, compassion fatigue is serious.

I know you will take this time to take care of yourself, rest and aim to be well.

Hug, have a good day at work.
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by Spm24 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:25 am

Six years is a long time in that field. You should be proud of yourself. I am sure the people you have helped are glad you were there.

It is not hard to burn through FMLA when you have bad episodes..

Snowflakes gently floating from the sky just dusting the ground. Then it picks up bigger fatter flakes cascading from space at a faster rate. From a dusting to a trace. Then the deluge comes. Oh what joy. Watching everything slow to a crawl, then a stop. Step outside and even with things moving it is quiet. It is a giant muffler the earth is wearing. Causing everything to be muted.To be calm.
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by Pancake » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:54 am

Good luck with the new chapter LH.
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