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    I currently work as a health care assistant, with 12 hour shifts 3 or 4 times a week, in the past i have suffered severaly with depression, anxiety and an eating disorder and been in a psychiatric hospital twice, unfortunatly just over a month ago i fell into a relapse - my eating disorder took over and i lost a lot of weight and then started to have very low mood and anxious thoughts - i am on medication but have been given 2 weeks off and have been referred back to mental health services, the problem with my mental illness is it quickly takes over and causes me to cause serious harm to myself and take overdoses as a form of self harm. I just hoped someone else on here has struggled with mental illness and has any tips or ideas of how i can cope with shifts and still keep my mental health stable. Im trying to bring enjoyment back to my life but struggle with doing so on shift as i become so tired from the long days, i honestly dont know what to do, it got to the point that i was in the toilets crying and would spend my breaks self harming
    If anyone has any experience or tips please please please share them with me!!
    Thank you
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