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Do healthcare professional and people in the social working field have depression and still work?

I am cruise this question goes out to health care professionals nurses, doctors, mental health professional and people in the social working field. Did you ever suffer from depression or another mental illness? I am depressed and looking to work in a field that helps others and wondering will that effect my changes of becoming a health care professional? Me personally I think anyone that has recovered or still is suffering from a mental illness and has it under control will be able to guide their patients though more while going though their battle of a mental illness. Thanks :)

Asked By: Irresistible Me ;) - 11/18/2008
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i suffer from depression and i work in a residential treatment facility for teenagers with mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. i feel that my job has only made me stronger, and that coming home at the end of the day feeling like i helped someone makes my depression seem more than manageable. i won't lie that the... More
Answered By: tribegal08 - 11/18/2008
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I have been a Paramedic for 7 years in hospital and in the field. You find you constantly see the bad side of people and you see the same people not helping themselves and in the same situations all over again. These people want your sympathy but after a while you don't care anymore. You start wanting to be alone... More
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Answered By: Shrek_tn - 11/18/2008
 
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