Paperwork Pile

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Paperwork Pile

Paperwork Pile;  Paperwork piling up that I have not gotten to [for several months].  [Now] I am in a program that is helping me with this.  However when I get in a depression the most difficult thing for me to do is deal with paperwork.  It is the last thing that I want to do when I’m in that type of frame of mind.  This shows what happens with me when I’m in such a deep depression.  It just piles up and piles up and piles up.  It is amazing to me I get the bills paid.  It is a severe issue for me.  It is in my to-do list.  I used to be good about filling [paperwork] out right away in the mail.  Now I get [tremors] when I do this kind of stuff, I don’t know why in my head.  I don’t know if I can pin point.  I don’t know if it is because of all the paperwork I do because  I am living in a shared house with the Y, I have a lot things taken out of my pay check because I was in the state hospital and my children were taken away.  I think the paperwork and bills are a reminder of all the things I’ve gone through.  I will probably work my entire life because I have nothing saved up.  You as a [healthcare] provider [should consider] understanding that this is a possibility dealing with mental illness or depression– that you may have problems with paperwork…likely you will be working with people who have disabilities will have paperwork that they need to fill out, maybe offer an advocate for them to have help with.  For me, because I’m educated, I have an accounting degree, I should be able to fill out a budget but with the anxiety I can’t do it.  Anything that you as a representative can help and help them understand that you don’t have a judgement for them.  But it is a fine line to not get sucked into the pitty pot.  There are those people who want a pitty pot but others who just struggle.  If you fall to close to the pitty pot then you are just enabling.