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Pros/Cons of Self-Employment While Living with Depression

Pros/Cons of Self-Employment While Living with Depression

Being self-employed with depression can be difficult at times. But, I think being self-employed and living with depression is better than being an employee.

Being self-employed presents a number of challenges. If you compound being self-employed with having a mental illness, it can be a very difficult dynamic. However, the dynamic may work better than a traditional employment situation for someone living with depression.

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Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career While Living with Depression

Things to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Career While Living with Depression

Many individuals that live with major depressive disorder decide to pursue a career despite their sometimes debilitating illness. If you are interested in working, you should consider several things regarding your choice in employment. In order to increase the likelihood of success, it is imperative that you choose a job that best suits you and how your depression manifests.

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How to Do Your Job When Depression Affects Your Functioning

How to Do Your Job When Depression Affects Your Functioning

Like many average people that we share the world with, people living with depression have good days and bad days. However, when you have depression, your bad brain day can turn into bad brain days, weeks, months, etc. Depending on the nature of your depression and depressive episodes (frequency, severity and length), it can sometimes feel impossible to manage your life in any area, much less a job. 

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The War on Depression: Are You a Soldier Fit for Duty?

The War on Depression: Are You a Soldier Fit for Duty?

The war on depression is a fitting phrase. The dynamics of war and depression are similar. If you have depression, you have been battling a war of your own.

As of June of 2014, there were over 21 million living veterans in the United States according to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. This figure, considering the population of the United States, certainly makes the occupation significant. The dynamics of war, and the soldiers that fight them, have some parallels to the dynamics of living with chronic mental illness while trying to manage a vocation.

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More Tips on Keeping a Job When You Have Depression

More Tips on Keeping a Job When You Have Depression

More tips on keeping a job when you have depression? Yes. More. In the last article, I shared five tips for how to maintain a job with depression. Most of those tips centered around physiological wellness enhance performance on the job. This article will delve into five additional things you can do to keep a job when you have depression.

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5 Tips to Maintain Your Job–With Depression

5 Tips to Maintain Your Job–With Depression

Maintaining a job when you're depressed can be challenging. Check out these 10 tips for maintaining a job with depression to make it easier.

Have you ever experienced the joy of being offered an employment opportunity? We may make the statement, “I got the job!” with a happy tone and then say it again with an anxious tone. Why? Because we landed the job, but will we be able to maintain it? We know that depression can prevent people from functioning well enough to meet work demands. But take a look at these tips to maintain a job with depression to see how you can keep that employment.

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Should You Disclose Bipolar Disorder to Your Employer?

Should You Disclose Bipolar Disorder to Your Employer?

If you have bipolar, should you disclose it to your employer? I've thought long and hard, and this is how I handle workplace disclosure of my mental illness.

I was on the radio recently as a guest of Dr. Stan Frager on WGTK, and he asked about depression or bipolar disorder disclosure to an employer. Although many people think they are familiar with bipolar disorder these days due to the attention it has received in the media, by and large they have the wrong idea about it. Mental health stigma on the news and in the media show mental illness to be something it usually is not. So my answer to whether you should disclose bipolar disorder to your employer has to be…

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How Multiple Calendars Can Track Mood and Schedule

How Multiple Calendars Can Track Mood and Schedule

Let’s talk about calendars. We all have calendars of one form or another and some of us actually use them. I use multiple paper calendars. One is set aside for my doctor, therapy and other health-related appointments. The second is for work and work-related schedule. My third is for personal, family, birthdays and vacation time. Although it may sound overly complicated, dividing up appointments, etc. into various categories allows me to quickly look in a specific place for a particular type of event.

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