Career Questions tagged Mental Health

Alexandra C.’s Avatar
Alexandra C. Aug 15

How to handle having depression in a research career?

I'm looking to become a psychology researcher. I understand that research careers can be fairly stressful. However, I've also suffered from depression for a decade and expect I will still be dealing with it when I attain my career. How can I go about handling my illness while also successfully...

#psychology #brain-sciences #depression #clinical-psychology #science #phd #research #passion #mental-illness #highered #psychiatry #stress #mental-health

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Gabrielle B. Jul 11

Should I pursue psychiatry or another mental health career?

Currently, I'm a sophomore on the pre-med track to medical school due to my interest in such careers as psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, family medicine, etc. (honestly, who knows). For the sake of this question, let's say I know I want to pursue a mental health career and would become a...

#medicine #clinical-social-work #psychology #mental-health

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Gabrielle B. Jul 11

How do I choose the right mental health career for me?

I'm interested in understanding the differences between a clinical social worker, a licensed professional counselor, a clinical psychologist, and a psychiatrist. I’m particularly interested in understanding their different approaches or philosophies towards treating mental health. Currently,...

#mental-health

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Janiyah M. Jan 20, 2018

When do you know when you are pushing yourself too hard or just need to toughen up in school?

I feel like I will join a lot of clubs and have different classes. I want to know when it is okay to take a break, or stop doing an activity or just know if I am just taking the easy way out. #dotoomuch #howdoyouknow #study-skills...

#mental-health

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Trinity P. Jul 05, 2018
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Kinley W. Apr 16, 2018

What are the differences between the work a pyschiatrist does and the work a psychologist does

I have interest in being a psychologist or psychiatrist but I am bit fuzzy on the difference between the two. #medicine #pyschology #pysch #pyschologist #mental-health-care #mental-health #clincial-mental-health...

#mental-health-counseling

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Kinley W. Apr 16, 2018

What are the differences between the work a pyschiatrist does and the work a psychologist does

I have interest in being a psychologist or psychiatrist but I am bit fuzzy on the difference between the two. #medicine #pyschology #pysch #pyschologist #mental-health-care #mental-health #clincial-mental-health...

#mental-health-counseling

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Brooklyn M. Mar 17, 2018

Can a student recover from failing a college class?

How many classes can a student fail before they are not able to succeed? Can a student recover from a few failed classes after retaking them and getting a better grade? What happens when you take a class that cannot be retaken because it is above 3000, but you need it to succeed? Can I...

#college #classes #failure #stress-management #recover #student-development #help #stress #university #grades #recovery #sophomore #freshmen #class #gpa #student #mental-health

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Monica E. Jan 23, 2018

What are the psychological affects working in the mental health department?

For majority of my existence I have personally dealt with Mental Illness and I know that in many cases one could get triggered on a certain topic. For me though, helping other people who are just like me has always been such a huge dream, but I want to know my risks involved so I am not only...

#nevergiveup #mental-health-care #mental-health #psychologymajor

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Nabeeha K. Jan 17, 2018

How can I have an easy transition from a community college to a 4-year university?

I plan on transferring to an undecided four year University and am scared that the transition will be tough on me. Is there any way I can ensure that I will be able to thrive in and enjoy my new environment? #communitycollege #transfer #college-transfer #transition #social #mental-health...

#budgeting

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Martha S. Jan 14, 2018

What do you recommend a college student should do when unsure of what career path to take at this point?

I'm almost finished with my second year of college and super worry of whether or not the path I've chosen is even the right one. I'll love to work with children specially focus in their mental health so Child psychology interest me but I'm a bit unsure if it's even the right path to take. I've...

#childpsychology #psychology #motivation #mental-health

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Angelina N. Jan 14, 2018

Love to hear replies on this: What's the happiest experience you've had in college and/or high school? Tell me about it.

I know a lot of us on here are looking at that college scholarship sweepstakes, but take some time away for scholarship searching, and share something. Super cliche, but why the heck not. #yolo #scholarship #college #hashtag #mental-health #student #education...

#life

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Thaaki S. Nov 27, 2017

Is it possible to branch off into speech and hearing therapy from psychology?

I am considering studying psychology, but is it possible to branch off into forensic psychology or speech and hearing therapy, with a psychology degree and experience as a clinical psychologist? #psychology #therapy #counseling #mental-health #mental-health-care #physical-therapy #therapists...

#counseling-psychology #forensic-psychology #forensic

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Nicholas P. Oct 24, 2017

Do you ever get boerd with your job?

I want to become a psychiatrist mainly because I have always wanted to push myself in a topic I am generally interested in. I loved every second of Chemistry and I also love learning about Psychology. I just want to know if you ever get bored of working this job. If someone who is similar with...

#healthcare #psychiatry #medicine #mental-health

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Nicholas P. Oct 24, 2017

Becoming a Psychiatrist seems like a big task, can someone give me some insight?

I understand that I have to go to college and major in Psychiatry, Biology, or Chemistry and then after that I have to go to medical school, but is the process of becoming one stressful and over bearing? If so could you give me tips on how to cope with this? I really want to become a...

#healthcare #medicine #psychiatry #mental-health

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Kayla P. May 13, 2016

How to specialize in a certain area of Nursing such as Pediatrics, Mental Health, etc.?

I want to broaden my nursing degree and specialize in an interesting area, but I have no clue how to go about doing such a thing. #college #nursing #nurse #degree #mental-health #healthcare...

#hospital-and-health-care

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Danielle D. Oct 12, 2017

What are the true differences between licensed therapists or counselors, such as; LMFT, LCSW, LCP?

I have recently done some research on this topic since it is where I would like my educational plans to go towards. #clinical-psychology #psychology #lmft #lcp #lcsw #therapy #family-therapy #counseling #mental-health #mental-health-counseling...

#mental-health-support

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Ashley S. Sep 28, 2017

How could a minor in accounting help me in my private practice?

I want to be a psychiatrist and own my own practice one day, how can having knowledge of accounting benefit my future company? #medicine #psychiatry...

#mental-health

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Uma D. Mar 05, 2017

What are some ways that people have found helpful for dealing with mental illness in the professional world?

I'm a high school student concerned about how my mental health issues (multiple anxiety disorders) may impact my professional career in the future. I'd love to hear from people who have had experience with this issue. #professional #careers #mental-health #depression #mental-illness #anxiety...

#anxiety-disorders #personal-development #anxiety-management

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Kelly A. Mar 25, 2017

How does a professional in an office job deal with anxiety attacks or major depressive days?

I am a university student dealing with a General Anxiety Disorder and Major Depression. I have had to take a reduced course load this semester in order to take care of my mental health. I am worried about oversleeping or having panic attacks at work once I graduate and start an entry-level job....

#human-resources #linguistics #mental-health

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Estela G. Feb 23, 2017

What do I need in order to be a mental health counselor? Degree? Steps?

I am interested in this career because I like socializing with people as well as advising others when needed. Additionally I chose to focus on mental health because it has always interested me. #mental-health...

#mental-health-counseling

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Azar B. Feb 17, 2017

What are the steps to become a psychiatrist, not a psychologist a psychiatrist and a counselor

Because I know you have to chemistry and math, but I don't know what else or what's required for a freshman #psychology #counseling #psychiatry #mental-health...

#psychotherapy

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Madeline L. Feb 14, 2017

As an opinion, does clinical psychology rely more on the people to people aspect; being able to read patients and listen to their problems, or the scientific, neurological aspect?

I am wondering if I have a possible future in clinical psychology and would like more experienced opinions on what this entails. #psychology #mental-health #mental-health-counseling...

#mental-health-care

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Leah A. Feb 08, 2017

Besides health plans, how common is it for jobs or companies to spend time focusing on the mental health of workers?

I ask this because in day-to-day life I already see very little of people analyzing why they feel the way they do, see the way they do and think they way they do. I belive it would beneficial for people to spend more time considering the roots of why they have the thoughts and opinions that...

#ups #unconventional #methods #of #check #relationships #mental-health

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Rachel B. Jan 29, 2017

What do counseling psychologists do?

I am a psychology major in college #psychology #mental-health...

#mental-health-counseling

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Shakera C. Jan 21, 2017

is social work worth it?

Im currently a junior in high school and i want a career in Mental Heath social work for kids specifically but any age is fine. I curious how i should go about it with colleges. Also if its worth it, i understand that the pay isnt he best but is the personal satisfaction enough? Im thinking od...

#mental-health-counseling #social #social-work #college #mental-health