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bacook

Now there is a place to ask questions about the future… And hope someone has answers to the questions!

January 2, 2016 at 10:38
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bacook

Here is my question!
Hey!
My name is Brittny, I am a junior in high school, and I’m looking at stuff for college. I have found that I really enjoy the subject of psychology and sociology. I would LOVE to major is psychology, and my family would let me.. But I can tell they don’t support my decision. They believe that psychology is stupid, and that psychology is just a waste of my time.

I have anxiety and bipolar disorder, but they don’t know that. They believe mental illness is stupid, and a relationship with God is the best fix. Except, I’ve had a strong relationship with God, but I’m not getting better, really.

I’ve prayed and tried to ask for guidance on the subject of psychology, but I just feel confused. I was hoping you could help me out.

What do you think about psychology, and what does the Bible say about it?

January 2, 2016 at 10:39
PolkaDot

PolkaDot

A. If you have bipolar disorder I would strongly suggest you see a doctor. Mental illness is not to be messed around with and while this may sound terrible a relationship with God doesn’t cure us from humanity. Which means we can still need mental help. Many people can’t face when they are having a hard time mentally. My own mother being one of them. I love her to death but she cannot see that she is having some mental issues

B. I’m sorry you have anxiety. I also struggle with it. Thankfully at this point in my life I am able to deal with it without medication although I don’t expect that to be true when I’m older.
C. Mental illness isn’t something to be ashamed of. A lot of Christians teach that if you have disorders of any kind that you’re a bad christian. But it’s not true and you should still see a psychiatrist. Mental health is everything in this life.

Now on to your real question! While I’m sure psychology is a great field job demand is very low. I know of a lot of people with psychology degrees that have never used them simply because they couldn’t find a job in that field. Not saying you shouldn’t go for that degree but you should probably look into things like job availability. But remember psychiatrists and psychology are no where near stupid OR a waste of your time!

January 2, 2016 at 22:09
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bacook

Thank you PolkaDot. That’s what I needed to hear.
And I am seeing a doctor through the school.

While I’ve been pulled in the direction of psychology for a long time, I have stopped feeling that pull, and I think God is leading me in a different direction.

Thanks for the advice!

January 5, 2016 at 22:32
PolkaDot

PolkaDot

No problem! Glad I could help!!

January 7, 2016 at 16:53
cayenne.tisher

cayenne.tisher

Its great that you are looking at psychology! I would advise you to maybe consider something else due to your own history with mental health. It would not be wise to try to help others when you know that you have really high days, really low days and anxiety, then add other people’s problems to the mix, it just isn’t wise. What are some other things you enjoy doing? Look for something you enjoy and see if you can make a career out of it!

January 12, 2016 at 20:15
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