Have literally spent all day filling in my PIP form.
For those of you who don’t know: PIP (Personal Independent Payment) is an assessment which examined whether you have a disability/condition worthy of financial assistance for an indeterminate period of time.
A rather humiliating experience of bureaucratic hurdle-jumping and red-tape whereby despite having diagnoses and supporting evidence, you may still be rejected assistance that others can obtain easily.
Despite this, these are hoops that we all jump through when we need the financial aide.
In the past few years, #MentalHealthIssues have become such a problem that I am no longer to even entertain returning to a “normal” working environment without my heart racing with anxiety, and the aura of a #PanicAttack vibrating like an incoming message.
If I can afford some counselling and receive the support I have been missing then all the better.
But first I must jump those hurdles.