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    At what point do you take time off work (either short or long term) for mental health reasons?

    I'm really reaching a point where getting through a days work is taking more than I feel I have and the stress of going in and knowing I have to go in tomorrow is overwhelming me to the point I can barely function outside of work and basically shut myself in my room and lie in bed crying all night. I've been bordering on panic attacks and crying several times at work but I just keep pushing through. I don't want anyone at work to know how bad things are but I'm also worried about getting caught lying when I say why I've been off.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    At what point do you take time off work (either short or long term) for mental health reasons?

    I'm really reaching a point where getting through a days work is taking more than I feel I have and the stress of going in and knowing I have to go in tomorrow is overwhelming me to the point I can barely function outside of work and basically shut myself in my room and lie in bed crying all night. I've been bordering on panic attacks and crying several times at work but I just keep pushing through. I don't want anyone at work to know how bad things are but I'm also worried about getting caught lying when I say why I've been off.
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    Sorry you've not been feeling great! Obviously if one morning you really can't, then you're able to take a sick day, and take sick days for up to 7 consecutive days without a note from the doctor. If you feel you still need time off, then you'll need to visit your GP and talk to them about more time off if that's needed.

    Definitely go and see your GP and I really do hope you can get some help sorted so you can feel better!
 
 
 
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