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I’m unemployed and depressed, and don’t want to even take the time or effort to get my resume in shape or to go to interviews.
I’m running out of money, and I want to keep running from any responsibilities. Are there any free depression clinics or therapists I can talk to?
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Just don’t do anything illegal or immoral. You need to land a job and stop being lazy and don’t procrastinate.
I have been unemployed three years and have updated my CV numerous times. I have probably sent out a thousand CVs.
So I decided to go back to college and get trained as a teacher. It will take five to six years but I think it will be worth it.
If you can do so as well, you might want to retrain whilst the economy is in a downward spiral as well. When things pick up, you will be a professional, rather than just looking for your next job.
Therapy and meds won’t help you. You are depressed because you have given up and become passive.
Anxiety –> leads to giving up –> becoming passive –> become a victim –> depression
The answer is to take action. If what you are doing isn’t working, you need a new plan. See career counsellors. Go to schools and pick up calendars of classes. Make lunch appointments with all your friends, family and former colleagues.
Exercise and eat properly. Keep active, keep moving, keep planning. Depression will disappear.
I have suffered depression for over twenty years and the only way to combat it, is to actively find something worth while and just doing it.
If you were able to see how tidy my flat was, you probably wouldn’t believe me. The point is that, we need to keep our minds busy and we won’t notice the depression.
An Unknown Location | 4 years, 3 months ago (3 hours, 3 minutes after post)
I graduated with my library science degree in December 2006. Since then, I have conducted three job searches. The first job turned out to be a nightmare, so I left after four months. I was let go from the second job two weeks before the end of my probationary period — it was a back-handed way to lay me off because of budget cuts. I found another job seven weeks later.
What’s my point? I struggle with depression too, and with feelings that nothing is worthwhile. What enabled me to keep on track with my three job hunts was setting specific goals and sticking to them, no matter what it cost me emotionally. You might try something similar. Set some reasonable goals for your job hunt and keep them. Every goal that you meet will make you feel a little better and make it easier to keep up the search. Eventually, you will find a job. Good luck!
I feel your pain as I have been unemployed for almost 7 months now and have both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Engineering. I however will not let this defeat me despite doing everything possible to get a job. I still send out so many applications a day including to jobs which I would be considered way overqualified for. I know that there is a time for everything and there will be a time for these tough times to pass. I still remain hopeful and September is supposed to typically be a better month for hiring. Hang in there ad know there are so many of us out there dealing with this. Please continue to send out resumes to as many places as you can because you will have a better chance of getting out of your unemployment status.
An Unknown Location | 4 years, 3 months ago (10 hours, 22 minutes after post)
It is tough to find a job now, but I am proof that it can be done. The problem is that a lot of people are looking. For example, I applied for a job at Oberlin College in Ohio. Oberlin is a great school with a great reputation, but it is small and in the boonies. I didn’t get the job, but one of the other 300 applicants did. 300 applicants for a librarian position at a small liberal arts college! So, you have to keep it up and send out as many resumes as you can. You will find something!
I love you my friend, and I understand too. Jobs themselves are disgusting. Just the fact that humans are basing their lives upon a piece of paper (money) is insane. Don’t listen to idiots who tell you to go get a job and be normal like them - they’re the people who just become their jobs, filling the world with more trash that’s already been tried and consumed. Follow your heart.
I met a Buddhist the other day who said he was working at McDonalds. He told me about how he disagrees with mass slaughterings of animals, but yet, with the unemployment rate, he had to find a job somewhere just so he could make money enough to eat and drink. Jobs are generally few and far between in unemployment times, so there wasn’t much else to pick. He told me he hated the job, and felt more like a slave to going against his own beliefs. Working for a company that mass slaughters animals, just to live… Another word for what the buddhist was experiencing is called “ethnic cleansing” - which is like racism, but instead, pretty much destroys a lot of people who follow anything of philosophy or religion.
It’s sad wake up. It reminds me of how ignorant we of the western civilizations are, and how inconsiderate we are to the morality and value of others. It’s a biased directionless society, and there is all the proof in the world to show this. We base ourselves on democracy, when there are more normal average people in this world, than there are intelligent critical thinkers. Therefore the critical intelligent thinkers are subject to tyranny. We’re told that we’re free, when the politicians we vote for are pre-selected like puppets before a show. In other words, we’re also living in a totalitarian society. I know that our leaders also do not make the right decisions, because it’s extremely logical to say that this civilization will not last for long, and truthfully will only degrade what humans are.
Not only that, but most people here are too stuck up in their hollywood ******** to look around and see what this whole cruel capitalist world is doing to humans, animals, and our own planet.
I get extremely depressed a fair bit just thinking about these things, to a point of thinking about suicide more than 5 times a day. Soon I open my eyes and look around at nothing but blank faces of people who don’t give a **** about anything apart from material wealth, popularity, and planet-selling, which once again, just makes me want to hang myself even more.
I have a big goal for the future - It is to start up a Permaculture to **** this whole sad way of life over, along with all the greedy fools who create it and leave this ******** for their children - it’s all irresponsibility and complete disrespect to all generations. I forgot to mention as well - Permaculture can fix world hunger, and give medication to all around the world. This probably won’t be a like idea by the economic systems, because capitalism likes making money and likes making particular “classes” out of money. The poor, the middle class, the wealthy etc. They all want it in order rather than treating people equally kind. Yes - We’re still enslaved. The Americans were never free - they were just a rich country. Now they’re trembling bad and all the forefathers are leaving it to the kids to fix up. It’s disgusting, I know.
The sad thing about trying to start up a Permaculture though is that I need money to do it, and I don’t think I’ll ever find that money or meet someone kind enough to dedicate money to the cause. But you know what a worse thing would be - To let fools have this world, to sit passively as they treat it like trash… We live in a self-destructive society, and a very egotistical one at that my friends….. But I will stay with you, and I will fight for you!
Please add me sometime for a chat mate. I have many ideas, and I have risen above the depressions of the world, whilst others have sunken under them or have just chosen to ignore them. i> small>(email removed) /small> /i>
No reason to be depressed… I’m unemployed too, and I’ve tried so many times to find a job, I sent my CV’s numerous times and I didnt got hired. Thank God I found out this great site, which gives me money working from home.. I dont want to spam or anything, I’m just saying that when I got this online job and I started focusing and getting money so easy… I said an ultimate goodbye to depression. You just need to get something to keep you busy.. If anyone wants to contact me about this great site, he/she can contact me on i> small>(email removed) /small> /i>
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