When I first came out of college and entered into the world of work, I was all gung-ho and thought I could do it all. I didn’t think that even schizophrenia was going to slow me down, let alone be a major hurdle to holding full-time employment. I was wrong.
I quickly found out that I couldn’t do all that I thought I could do. I couldn’t work the forty-hour weeks that full time demands. I couldn’t concentrate for long periods of time, at least not for the first few years out of college. I would freeze up and have panic attacks around large crowds of people, especially people I didn’t really know. So reality came crashing back down on me.
I drifted from one job to another for the first two or three years I was out of college before I decided that I needed…
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