Dear Judge Mental Jones,
I know I am depressed, suicidal at times, but I am afraid to seek help because I my husband thinks it will jeopardize my ability to work and he’s already upset that I’ve chosen to go back to school. I’ve always worked with children, first in childcare and then as a teacher. I like to be in a room full of kids because then I don’t have any time to think about myself; I find it rewarding to be able to solve their problems, even if I feel hopeless about solving my own. I am afraid that if I seek help for depression I will not be able to get work with children if I return to work, even though it has never affected my ability to teach. My husband thinks I can be denied to work with kids because of being treated for depression so I’m scared to do anything about it. Help?
Dear Your Husband Is A Dick,
“Upset” that you’ve chosen to go back to school and “afraid” to seek help for SUICIDE (!!) because of your husband. Guess what?! He sounds like the worst support system for mental health that I’ve heard of since the Amish. How did he crunch those numbers!? How can you keep your job if you die? If you can’t get out of bed? WHAT A KEEPER!! And tell your GEM of a husband that the school won’t know you’re being treated for depression unless you skip work for therapy and pop meds in front of the kids. It sounds like you need ALL the therapy. A healthy dose of couples therapy could show this ASSHOLE to stop prioritizing you physically being at work and start prioritizing you BEING ABLE to go to work, be healthy for the kids, and have the capability of waking up to cope with his negative ass and be productive everyday.
I love that kids are a welcome distraction to you but when the sun goes down you still have to cope with this Jackass of an unsupportive husband. I hear eHarmony is great BTW. But if you’re not ready to date, then you better whip your support system into shape coz lord knows if you physically hurt yourself he’d understand, so tell Vladimir Putin aka your Husband, that mental illness is a real illness.
Also, if everyone who was treated for depression weren’t allowed to work than there would be a whole lot less people working so your husband doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Please do go see a therapist or a psychiatrist though and listen to what they have to say about how to treat your depression.
xo Judge Mental Jones
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