Post Edited (AnonyMoosez) : 4/1/2009 4:29:19 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Raniah) : 4/1/2009 4:32:32 PM (GMT-6)
firstly, hi & welcome 2 the community. sorry if i miss stuff, still having a little trouble focusing!! and memory too!! i too did uni here in oz, became sick and psychotic, 2 years in i was failing etc, i left. currently doing study after 8 yrs, cert 4 level. the course was what i thought i wanted to do in life-(uni) but it really wasn't, i even worked in the feild for 8 years. so follow your dreams, the money will come if you enjoy what you do. yeah it is difficult all over the world as raniah alluded to. it is stuffed here in oz too!! that is why i am studying for the qualification in the area that my mind and heart yearns for! i hope you do the same, ps all learning is positive, and sometimes we need to learn so that we follow our hearts desires.
luv and compassion to you. please let me know your progress if that is okay. have a few happy faces from me.
thanx for your courage in posting, the community is wonderful. each with beautiful gifts, as i have found out!!!! jamiee.37, male.
Hi AM. I am glad you posted and want you to know as others have said that you will have many friends here and a lot of support. In terms of finding a dr. or getting on meds have you tried applying for medicaid? Not medicare which is for 65 and older but if you are out of a job and out of unemployment insurance you may be able to get medicaid benefits that would cover your meds and maybe to see a counselor. I think the one person you need to concentrate on now is you. I know you worry about disappointing your father, but he should understand that depression is an illness and not something that you have chosen. You should be trying just to please yourself. You say you are artistic. Could you possibly be a graphic designer? Are there any community colleges that are low cost you could attend? Since your mother seems to be very caring and is the one who steps in can you depend on her to help you? Possibly they could give you a personal loan that would get you back in school. I don't know where you live but have you tried to get your unemployment benefits reinstated? That just might be possible. I know you are trying very hard and you sound very intelligent. If you can get help with the depression that may make things easier to move on to a job. Also, with the economy as bad as it is sometimes you just need to take a job offer that you might not like too much but can bring in a few dollars. I wish you the best and hope you will keep posting to tell us how you are doing. Keep positive thoughts as that kind of a good attitude helps you. Just so you know, don't feel bad about moving home. My 35 yrs old son has always lived with me. But then I am the only one he has to contend with but it would be nice to see him get independent. He does have a job, he is a teacher's aide for special needs children but the pay isn't too good. And I can assure you lots of parents are having their adult children moving back home. Take care and keep posting. There is always someone to lend you support. By the way one of my friends had to move in with her children because she lost her job. It goes both ways.
Hi again, AM, just had another idea. You mentioned you are good at engineering. What about finding a trade type school with courses specific to leading to a career? Most of these schools are not very expensive, the length of time to learn a trade is less than college and they usually have a career couselor to help with finding a job. Just a thought but felt you might want to consider this.