How do you keep from having some sort of mental breakdown, while being unemployed for a long time?
I've been out of work for a year and a half now as of this month. I feel sometimes as if I want to cry and have a mental breakdown. I'm an out of work automotive quality engineer. I actually use Yahoo Answers as a sort of therapy. I do have some help, but I have two cats to care for and it pains me to watch them share in this situation. I just want my life back.
Asked By: Black Shades - 2/23/2010
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I know that this is a scary time for you, but rest assured - you are not alone in your struggles. It's a bad time for everyone. I don't know of anyone who hasn't been affected in some way. But I do know that these hard times are temporary. They have happened in the past, and we have overcome them. Things will get... More
Answered By: Suzi Q - 2/24/2010
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This is an awful position to be in and I am sorry. This can cause depression and it sounds as if you are. You may want to be treated with a safe anti-depressant to get you through this time. If you don't have health insurance you can go to the site nami.org which is the National Alliance for the Mentally ILL. On... More
Answered By: Lila - 2/23/2010
Keep looking for work and volunteer in the meantime. You need to stay connected with service. By staying home and collecting unemployment, you are creating a "lack of self worth mentality". Stay Busy! PS I wouldn't rush into anti-dep meds like the above answer suggests.
Answered By: moses - 2/23/2010
Volunteer! You will have a purpose until you find paid employment again. Also, there are a lot of really interesting voluntary jobs available, and there is so much choice. AND it looks good on your cv.
Answered By: perfection - 2/23/2010
I completely understand you... More
Answered By: Person - 2/23/2010
Allow yourself to cry when you want and as much as you want. This is a tough situation to be in and for so long. This situation can feel especially difficult for men since society puts so much pressure on them in terms of their "roles" and all of the different stereotypes that are impossible to live up to. However... More
Answered By: Terri R., Licensed MFT, #46212 - 2/23/2010
I'm like you. Graduated college in December '05, STILL looking for a full time PERMANENT job!! I've had contractual work here and there in the meantime. ......I know what you're saying about your cats, I have three myself. And believe it or not, THEY are the ones that keep me SANE during all this. ...I've cut out a lot... More
Answered By: eixlsl - 2/24/2010
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