I’m sorry you’re going through this.
I have an autoimmune disorder that has many neuro s/s (flashing lights, muscle weakness, migraines, etc). On that note, I work psych and neuro ICU.
My FT neuro ICU job is actually more “laid back” (for lack of a better word) than my psych per diem position (that I worked at a year prior to moving on). It’s just the nature of the unit. I work with a great bunch of people who I learn something from each day. It’s also 3p-3a (3p-11p) so it’s not the craziness of days. It’s not the rich or powerful. Just a metro hospital.
My psych job (Geri), also a great group of people but physically and mentally draining and people get overworked and overwhelmed. Quite a lot of violence lately, as “Geri” has been 45+ and quite able bodied. I enjoy it, but oh boy: “please put down the metal cane, sir” as it was aimed at my head the other evening was a little stress inducing.
So what would I tell your present employer? What you feel comfortable doing. But I would personally keep it bland and short.
What would I tell future employers? Nothing personal or specific.
Is psych a better alternative? No. It depends on the unit. The people. The experience. My ICU keeps my stress levels DOWN. My husband, who works in a NICU? I’m sure if I worked there my stress would go way up. I’d hate it there.