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Any job that understand my anxiety so I can work.
I have been struggling with severe anxiety and depression, which makes it difficult for me to go out and talk to people. I fear being seen as weird, and I always feel like people are judging me. Although I can speak and understand English, it's not my first language, and I have trouble understanding accents or fast speakers. As a result, I leave the house only once every three months or less, and when I do, it's usually only with my husband.
Recently, my husband lost his job, and we are having a hard time. While I take care of my family by doing all the cooking and cleaning, I feel useless because I'm not contributing financially. Unfortunately, I don't have any experience or qualifications, as I got married at a very young age. I moved to Australia 11 years ago, but I've never worked or gone out on my own.
My fear and depression have taken a toll on my life. I have no friends, and I even fear taking phone calls. I don't visit the doctor and delay seeking help until it's serious, and my husband is the one who speaks for me. Currently, the situation at home is bad, so I was thinking if there is any job that could understand my anxiety and not judge me.
I am hoping to find a job that can accommodate my anxiety issues. I would prefer to work somewhere that understands my anxiety and can provide me with the necessary training and support. I worry that during an anxiety attack, I might have trouble understanding instructions and carrying out my duties.
Is there any government training programs or jobs that could be a good fit for me? I would greatly appreciate any advice or suggestions you may have.
I'm so sorry to hear that you're feeling this way.
Beyond Blue offers support for those suffering with anxiety or of you would like you could check out online services like:
- Black Dog Institute
- Head to Health
- Mind Australia
I would particularly recommend that you reach out to Mind Australia because they will be able to help you live independently while working around your condition. You can contact them online and the workers there are driven and understanding.