Depression, Employment, Recovery

I went through some bouts of bad depression late last summer and into the fall. There were times I had to convince myself to stay alive. I never felt like I was losing control over my will to do so but it was incredibly painful nonetheless. What ultimately brought me out of the depression was work.

I first started helping my grandparents with things that needed to get done before their move into a retirement home. In October,  I started working for two companies part time. These two jobs have helped pull me out of the depression completely.

Work gives me a schedule, a sense of accomplishment, new friends, accountability, and money to sustain myself. It took me almost a year to find work. My heart goes out to those who are looking for employment. It’s very rough not having a job, in many more ways than just money.

Now, I am doing very well. Yesterday, my therapist said she had no concerns. I hope to start writing more here as I do in my journals as well. Thank you for coming back and visiting!! 🙂

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theothersid3

I am a male, mid thirties, diagnosed with severe bipolar I in 2004. It's a small part of my life, now. I love to write on my blog, where I am known simply as theothersid3. I have a special interest in bipolar, spirituality, philosophy, and recovery. During the day/night, I work in a factory. I spend time outside writing in my journals about many things. Some day, I hope I can help a lot of people who struggle with severe bipolar and their loved ones through what I write. This is an anonymous blog, and I'm reaching out to the world when I can, to strive for this goal of mine. My wife has enabled me to strive farther than I thought I ever could. I love you!

One thought on “Depression, Employment, Recovery”

  1. I am glad that you found a job because it can definitely be depressing when you’re not working and you are prone to depression. I do a lot of freelance work, sometimes it is full time and other times there’s nothing. It can be very discouraging and extremely taxing on someone who thrives on structure. Daily structure, such as having a job gives me a sense of purpose. I keep busy and try to volunteer when things are slow on the freelance end.

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