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    New job anxiety / depression

    Hello, this is my first post on this forum and it's quite a long one, sorry! So I've had severe anxiety ever since I can remember, but it massively improved over the last couple of years after having CBT, a job I was comfortable in, good exercise / healthy eating, enough sleep etc. 3 weeks ago...
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    Scared of the Future

    I'm new here, I just made my acct to post about this. Bipolar 2, OCD, anxiety, ED. I'm really scared that I'll never find a job that I like. I wish I could've gone to college but I thought I'd die before I left HS, and then as I was in the last few months of HS, I figured I'd die by age 21 or so...
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    My anxiety might ruin my career

    I’m lost because of my anxiety. I went to college, earned a degree in psychology with a 4.0, because I knew it was the only path without having to do intense, anxiety-causing assignments such as speeches and internships. Originally, I wanted to be a teacher, but the thought of student teaching...
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    IQ problem

    As Jordan Peterson suggests that IQ is the underlying fact that determines what tier of jobs are most appropriate to you. With a lower IQ its inevitable that you will be stuck in lower paid jobs that are most likely physical and repetitive. The sad truth is that there is no technology as of...
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    Guilt

    I suppose there a lot of people like me in their 40s for whom a diagnosis and appropriate treatment never happened. In my case it was Asperger Syndrome. I went through difficulties all through school. It affected my career and destroyed my marriage. In the 80s in the UK, i dont think high...
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    Losing Hope

    Hello everyone, I joined this forum because I’m losing hope in life. I have no desire for daily living and have completely lost interest in my self. I am feeling very depressed. You would think my life is all together but it’s not even close. I have a great career where I cater to others for...
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    Finding a new career

    Hello everyone my first ever post so go easy on me...... I have been signed off with work stress since November 2017,the company who I worked with have been very supportive during my time off.But I feel in my heart that I know I can never go back, as the triggers that caused me to become...
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    I Think I've Found My Calling!

    So, context: I've tried and failed to complete A Levels three times in various sixth forms and colleges, so after the most recent failure my thinking was "right, that's enough now. no more heartbreak." and to just try and get into the working world. while i was glad to be rid of the terrifying...
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    Career and self esteem

    Hello, I am in a complete rut. I have been doing my PhD for five years and still have a way to go. I don't think I want to be an academic as it seems really stressful and I don't think I am clever enough. I did my MSc in an unrelated topic so my PhD isn't really building on this. I have just...
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    where to turn?

    I know I am new here, but i'm running out of steam. I won't go into details and frankly I don't know what the hell to say to begin with. I have no support system in my life...I have tried to talk to the ones I trust and all of them have quickly changed the subject after some witty, supposed to...
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    Newbie: Which discipline of councillor do I need?

    Hi Very simple, one time only question: which discipline of councillor do I need if at all? Sounds melodramatic but I've always felt broken; devoid of emotion, rather cut off family members than have an argument, always restless (career & life), fairly successful but feel useless and worthless...
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    Anybody into web coding?

    I have been learning JavaScript the last few weeks. It is a fun language to learn, and you can use it to help build websites. I am following the course at freeCodeCamp. One of the tasks is to solve algorithms - which may sound hard but it is a lot of fun. Like doing a crossword for nerds...
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    Home-sickness

    Well, I'll share some stories of my life. When I was 11, I moved from Korea to Canada. I grew up with an abusive older brother who once threatened to cut my tongue off, and my mother literally gave him a pair of scissors because he spat on her face and punched her in the face. When I was 16, I...
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    I dont know what is the real mental issue is going on to me. please help

    I dont know what is the real mental issue is going on to me. please help I'm a graduate straight single male 35 years. never been in an relationship. From birth onwards I'm shy to speak to elders (like I cant express what i want to. even to my parents). I'm always afraid of bullying so I avoid...
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    Support needed please

    I have been diagnosed with depression for about a year now and have been in denial with the condition for much longer. I work in education so am always feeling stressed and anxious about meeting specific deadlines and whether or not I am generally doing a good job. What is strange is that I...
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    Advice on my situation (i.e. school/career/life in general), what's my next step?

    Advice on my situation (i.e. school/career/life in general), what's my next step? Hello! I'm a 19-year-old gal and I've been struggling with depression for maybe 4 years now. When 2016 begun, it got worse and now, 2017, I'm starting to go off the rails. Every single day, I think about killing...
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    Husband with work related depression - I'm tired

    My husband is wonderful. He's a kind, smart, able person with a good heart. We've been together 20 years and have two young kids. We are best friends. He has struggled with severe depression ever since I've known him, but it is always completely revolved around work. He has changed...
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    Where do you think you'd be without BPD?

    Positives I think if I didn't have BPD I wouldn't be half as interesting. Never being content means I'm always looking for something new , I have random knowledge of all kinds of stuff and I think it catches people off guard because I don't look like I'd be interested in most if it. I don't...
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    Skills of Adults with Autism Drive Career Opportunities

    New research finds that adults on the autism spectrum are using their special interests to engage in specific fields of study and determine career paths. Investigators believe the findings continue a shift away from perceiving strong interests as a negative and toward a perspective that...
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    Mistakes I Have Made in My Research Career

    Mistakes I Have Made in My Research Career Mistakes I Have Made in My Research Career | Schizophrenia Bulletin | Oxford Academic What Have I Learned? "If I had the chance to have a second career, I would try harder not to follow of the fashion of the herd. The mistakes I have made, at least...
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