Letter of resignation due to mental health issues - page 2

I experienced severe Postpartum anxiety and OCD. It did not start to become bad until after I had returned to work after maternity leave. I had just started a new job when my daughter was a few... Read More

  1. by   gr8rnpjt
    Quote from gonzo1
    Another vote here for less is more. Perhaps you might think about a job on another unit. Good luck in your endeavors
    I agree. Even if you return to same unit/same manager, a year or more down the road, she may change her mind about being accomodating and supportive. Absence, in this type of case, does not always make the heart grow fonder.
  2. by   TrudyRN
    I agree that you should see if FMLA can help you. If not, and you must resign or if you just think it is best to resign, do not mention specifics at all.

    Just say:

    It is with sincere regret that I must offer my resignation at this time, due to family circumstances. I have immensely enjoyed my time at Help All Hospital and have been most fortunate to have had a manager as wonderful as yourself. I have learned so very much professionally and will sorely miss you, the patients, and my wonderful colleagues.

    I hope the door will be open in the future, should family circumstances allow me to do so.

    My last day of work will be 7-1-07.

    Sincerely, etc.

    Be vague, let them know you loved working there. Just leave out as much personal information as you possibly can, for the reasons that others above have already stated.

    I wish you all the best.
    Last edit by TrudyRN on May 14, '07