I'm considering leaving my school because of high stress levels. I'm an anxiety-prone person and I don't want to get into too much detail, but I have panic attacks, nausea, TMJ, and other health problems from teaching, and it's been an ongoing problem for years. I've decided that this will be my last year of teaching, and in the future I'm hoping to find an office job. How bad is it to leave midyear? As in, how badly will it impact the students and coworkers? I feel terrible about it because we already lost one person on our team, and I've seen firsthand how hard it can be to replace a teacher. I don't want to upset my students or their families. This issue alone makes me want to stick around... but I don't know if I physically can. Also, how badly will it impact my ability to find another job? Does it look that bad on a resume to quit midyear, if you're switching fields? Will it be a problem if I can't get a positive recommendation from my current principal? I'm really concerned about leaving midyear, but after having panic attacks this week, I just don't think it's healthy for me to keep going. I've already dealt with these stress problems for the past few years of my life since I started student teaching, and I just want out. I figured some of you might have some insight. I appreciate any advice! If you've had similar experiences and quit or changed your mind, I'd love to hear about it.