From One Bully To The Next?
I've written here before and have always felt heard and supported. My being bullied has led me into a deep depression and social withdrawal. I have not worked in over a year. I have no income. I am fighting insurance companies which is almost impossible to do with this illness, as anyone suffering from depression can understand. Even the medical field only has so much patience for people without a visible injury.
My newest psychiatrist (due to a move) is supposed to help me fight the insurers but has decided that my illness might have been misdiagnosis and he called me 'overly sensitive', stating that the bully never physically hurt me or threatened to kill me in anyway. All my other doctors have told me I'm not well enough to go back, another breakdown is inevitable. He seems to disagree, stating 'hard love'. He also thinks my meds are all wrong and is adjusting them.
It's almost impossible to get a psychiatrist where I live and for insurance purposes you can't change them. Any advice?
A good read for all fighting insurance companies would be "Navigating workplace disability insurance report" talks about true life stories of people, now, and their journey.
PS. The bully is still working, getting payed and still doing her thing. For all the victims out there who have no income this Christmas I just want you all to know that you're not alone. I know it doesn't put presents under the tree and food on the table but I understand the pain and anger you're going through. I understand your loss, physically, emotionally, and financially, but mostly the lost of 'you'. There is no easy fix, no easy answers. I think the 'weak' just have to figure a way to navigate through the strong peoples world and learn to fit in and survive.
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