One year ago I was a CEO of a non for profit mental health organisation. I enjoyed my work and had been there for 8 years. The board of directors pushed out the chairperson that I had a very good working relationship.
After that everything changed, the new chair person started to treat me badly unnecessarily and impose unrealistic goals.
I tried hard to please, however he came and told me I should take early retirement.
This put me into high stress and anxiety and one year of litigation. I was paid a little bit more than what was offered but I left without saying goodbye to my staff and clients.
Since then I have lost motivation and force myself to be with friends or socialise. I want to have peace and only see my children and grandchildren. I applied for jobs with no success. I have given up looking. Now I am looking for purpose and how to bring back joy.
I am on antidepressants and sleeping tablets as I cannot sleep and then wake up at midday.