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|
Here is my question!
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|
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.
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|
Thank you PolkaDot. That’s what I needed to hear.
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|
No problem! Glad I could help!!
|January 7, 2016 at 16:53|
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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