Jobs/Career Options For People Who Live With A Mental Illness

ID-100248983Some who live with a mental illness may find it difficult to work at times. This isn’t uncommon and it is a definite draw-back to living with this type of condition. I, myself, have been in this situation many times and find myself both worried and frustrated. I seem to get so excited and “pumped” to begin a new job, but then I end up finding out that it is just too much for me to handle. Sometimes I feel that getting to work is the hardest part. Once I get to work, I am usually okay, but just getting there is strenuous. There are struggles I encounter at work too occasionally though. Sometimes I will feel overly emotional, anxious, and/or irritable which makes it terribly difficult to concentrate and perform well while at work. Also, I notice that I become overwhelmed incredibly easily to the point that I need a break or to quit.

With that being said, I began to look into other options for the times that I just simply cannot work. I thought I’d share some of these opportunities  because I know many have encountered the same or similar issues. I have compiled a list of opportunities that may be a great option for those who live with bipolar disorder or any mental illness. The majority of these are work-at-home positions –  thanks to

I hope this list helps some. I will add to the list as I come across more opportunities. 🙂


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  1. Thanks for sharing. This is a really big problem for people with mental issues especially if we consider that business world is not so flexible.

  2. Thanks for sharing Kait 🙂

  3. Good information, Kait. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. Nice article. You didn’t seem to reference those of us who are in social security disability. I know for me s job will trigger the stress that dives the mania. I know there is something about being able to work a part position, but I don’t want to jeopardize my social security.
    Again thanks for the resources.

  5. How did you know? I’m going through this right now. I was let go of my last job because I couldn’t handle it. That was 5 months ago and I’m desperate to find a way to make some money. Thanks for posting!!

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