Sorry to hear you're having s rough time also. Reading these threads there are, unfortunately, lots of us! When I was first signed off I was just determined I was going to control my body with brute force and get back to it after two weeks signed off with WRS. I didn't see (and still don't to some extent) how ill I was. I remember conversions with my GP with me saying I think I'm doing better and her saying she thinks I'm worse! In hindsight maybe I should have stayed off longer initially but the process of attempting to go back made me realise I needed more help. I am well atm and I still intend to hand my notice in to go this year but glad I waited until I was thinking clearly again. It was good going into school last week (a few hours a day, no teaching) so I've got some kind of closure - not just been signed off never ti return! I know teaching will make me ill again and I plan to go see my GP before going back to write some conditions of work (i.e. no teaching). I want to be of some use during my last term of teaching but my main priority is to stay healthy. I was suppose to have a meeting with school last week followed up by a phone appointment with occupational health.. neither happened! I had no guilt being signed off the second time (5 weeks in total and GP would have given me more). My partner noticed how much happier I am. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders! I am exciting about my future...even though I'll be handing my notice in with no job to go to! I know I'm lucky to be able to do this as my partner can support us with some cutbacks. As many have said to me, take the time to heal. Be good to yourself. I started with the simple things, getting up in the morning, getting dressed and having three meals a day. After the first two weeks I then went shopping, did lots of walking, gardening, met friends for lunch and even had a spa day! Then when you're ready you can start thinking about work again!