So my therapist and I talked earlier this afternoon, and I told her that after much deliberation, I decided to discontinue my employment in the company that just hired me last week. It’s because said work triggered me into a depressive state so strong I almost attempted suicide. It turns out that working 8 hours a day is already too much for me; I felt trapped and overwhelmed, so I decided that for the sake of my well-being, I would stop working.
My only dilemma now is how to deliver the message to my boss. I can email her, of course, and the company is 2 hours away from my home that said form of communication is most ideal, but what do I say to her? Should I disclose my illness? She has been so nice to me, allowing me to work from home and telling me that it’s fine to take two days off since I was still recuperating from my suicide attempt, that I’m almost embarrassed to tell her that I’m quitting. But it’s what I have to do. Any advice on what I should say to her?