Can stress really bring on a relapse or does is just worsen old symptoms?
I’ve recently returned to work and it’s not going well at all. To cut a long story short, I am being bullied and since reporting it, the situation has got worse and I don’t know what to do. My employer seems to be doing everything right on paper and that’s about all they’re doing. I feel so low and upset that thoughts of suicide have even crept into my mind…I know I wouldn’t do this, as the thoughts have terrified me. I’ve got myself in such a state that I’m not eating and having difficulty sleeping. Since all this stress, my old symptoms have got worse and also developed new ones and now I’m getting even more stressed thinking I am relapsing again.
I don’t know what to do to help myself relax, I wish I could just think fuck it and forget about work when I’m not there, but not able to.
Just so upset with the way things have gone, I have known and worked with these people for years, always felt that I got along well with everyone. I just don’t know how people can be so cruel when I need their support.