Saturday, January 28, 2023

This is how a young woman overcame mental health issues caused by job uncertainty

Liri Haram is a young Israeli who moved to the United States in 2021 to pursue a master’s degree in neuroscience at Columbia University. Although her course ends in May 2022, she has already started looking for a job: “It might take me six months or more, but I’m already getting into it, so it’s okay.” but time passed and near uncertainty with lack of results, The health of the harem began to declineespecially mental.

When September 2022 came, and still without progress, young begin to experience a change in their sleeping hours: I began to sleep many hours, and in turn had sleepless nights. He started having pain in his stomach and a feeling of fear started rising from within. “It was a constant guilt, and that deep feeling i’m doing something wrongor what is there there’s something in me that’s not right“, he explained.

Chase Cassin, a clinical social worker, affirms that humans “feel a need for certainty”, and people feel anxious when it is rare, And it is that the job search period is clearly uncertain due to the long waiting times and the various unknowns that arise.

but haram developed A range of tantra to calm your nervesAccording to Cassin, both of these are helpful for anyone experiencing anxiety.

outdoors and physical exercise

“I think there is something very important that I did when time allowed me get more exercise and spend time outside“, Harm explains. First thing in the morning he would put on his headphones, put on the music and go for a long walk with his dog.

“Walking is a great thing that everyone can do,” he remarked, for those who suffer from anxiety. this healthy practice Mentally detaches a person from the routine of looking for work, and gives him a few moments to breathe. “Even though we’re adults, we can’t spend all day looking for a job. We should add some sort of self-care activity,” he said.

share your experiences

Last October, the harem decided Publicize your experience with job hunting anxiety, using the professional social network LinkedIn for them. Her post read: “Managing my job search and my mental health.”

“I’ve been working up the courage to write and post something like this for a while.” Added. The result was an overwhelming number of messages of support.including those to whom his words reached, and regardless of whether they were also looking for work or not.

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s between a therapist and his client, or between users of a social network like LinkedIn. people want to experience what they see, that is heard and valuedThen, she says, after helping other people feel that way, recognized, she was then able to experience those same comforting sensations.

lean on others

As part of this externalization of his problems, young Israelis also Joined a Facebook group with compatriots Who was working in the technology sector in New York. “Almost immediately, I volunteered to be one of the community managers to be part of the team, because it was something that made me feel good“, add.

Cassin, for his part, comments that in the worst cases, not only anxiety, but depression can result from an unsuccessful job search, can make a person feel isolated, “I’m just going through this” is a recurring thought in itself. but join a group to keep in touch people who have the same interests or hobbies It can bring a sense of being part of a community, which counteracts the idea that you are isolated.

“The feeling was definitely that I was not alone,” Harm said. Also this Facebook group gave them the opportunity to participate in events with these compatriots, which eventually led to a part-time job as a copywriter. And thanks to this, you are no longer under the pressure of actively looking for employment.

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