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      What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      So, i'm job-hunting.. but i'm not sure what i can do. I definitely come across as anti-social and therefore awkward. I'm not very talented nor am I very smart either. And i'm always looking depressed... but I am depressed and i hate to say that its not going anywhere. Can't fight it anymore so i'm just going to deal with it. I feel scared to work somehow... since I don't have much skills. I guess I can be a little anxious/scared... and avoidant for sure.

      Question is what type of jobs can someone diagnosed with depression do? Or, what are the best type of jobs for persons suffering from depression?
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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      Is there a dept of rehabilitation in your state? If not, you may want to look into employment with Goodwill Industries. You may want to start with a part time job that will help you adjust to working and to test your stamina.
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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      Lach Sorry I forget where you are from.

      If it is UK, check this site out.. http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/

      Basically it is an apprenticeship site ran by the government. (Government I know, but this does actually seem like one the better things they have set up :laugh: ).
      They have a lot of different roles that you can apply for and at the end of the day. You are being taught (and getting payed), how to do the job so not much is as expected from you at the start except for the willingness to learn and you are also working towards a recognized qualification and not just a wage.

      There is also this site that you can arrange a meeting with a Disability Employment Adviser if you feel it could be helpful. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Disabled...ork/DG_4000324

      If you are not in the UK (sorry again ><), it might be worth checking out if any similar services are available to you where you are.

      Best of luck!

      EDIT: And I just read you are in NY , Still have a look or someone else here might know and tell you if there is anything similar there.
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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      i was thinking along the lines of mortician/embalmer or caretaker. as little social interaction as possible would be nice. each day i feel less and less like interacting with people. i don't think i had this feeling before...

      anyway, thanks for responses.
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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      I would be fine with doing online surveys all day, LOL. Sounds lame but that's me :laugh:. Also things like Data Entry seem fairly laid back.

      A lot of night jobs are very quiet, depending on what job you choose. But working at night mightn't be great for the depression(I don't really know, I seem better at night - more peaceful).

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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      Librarian, writer, admin work or computer-related stuff as you don't need much social interaction for such jobs.

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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      honestly for a depressed person... you should get a social job... like retail or something thar forces you to interact. It's a pain in the ass, yes but i admit it does help.

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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      I must say that I agree with sinnssykdom. I don't think you'll agree but I do think that a job with some social interaction is best for someone with depression. I have chronic depression and work in care (part time, I'm also a student). Work completely takes my mind off things, and it gives me the opportunity to focus on helping people.

      As dessy said, a job in admin or librarian would be good; not a lot of social interaction, but not completely alone all day. Or you could become a PA; if you find the right employer to work with, it can be a very enjoyable job and doesn't involve too much social interaction, except with your boss (which is why the right match is important).

      Ultimately, I don't think there are particular jobs suitable for sufferers of depression, as we all function at different levels. It's all about what you feel comfortable and safe with, and it may take a few attempts before you find your perfect job. Good luck.

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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      hello , i dont think there is a job good for depression either, unless its wine tester or artist but those r not actual jobs.
      I think best job is one thet ashures u a normal connection with the surrounding world withouth overloading you. Id go for a similar job if i where u, maybe more work , and accept its not the job but the lack of other healthy significan bonds thet makes the job unbearable. U go for a embalming job after ur mentall issuess stripped u off all humanity but it wont solve ur depression.
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      Re: What are the best kind of jobs for people diagnosed with Depression?

      I wish I could find a job working in some capacity with animals, because I feel much more comfortable around animals than I do with humans. The less contact I have with people, the better I feel, so that would be great for my depression.

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