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Old 07-06-2020, 01:37 PM   #1
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I'm on SSD and work part time. I want a better job that pays well to cover the costs of my medical once I'm off state insurance. I'm thinking of getting a master's degree. I've inquired about information. I'm in the early stages of planning, thinking.

Have to consider stress, etc. Since I'm not normal. But I want more out of life, and I have a long life ahead of me. So I have to do something to plan for it.
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I'm on SSD and work part time. I want a better job that pays well to cover the costs of my medical once I'm off state insurance. I'm thinking of getting a master's degree. I've inquired about information. I'm in the early stages of planning, thinking.

Have to consider stress, etc. Since I'm not normal. But I want more out of life, and I have a long life ahead of me. So I have to do something to plan for it.
What is your undergrad/bachelors degree in?
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Housing Studies Management and Finance.
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I recommend people get masters degree if

It leads to specific change or advancement in their Career

It is required

It provides salary advancement and itís more than student loan repayment

For personal advancement and pleasure IF snd only IF one can afford it (independently wealthy)

Doing it for any other reason or no reason at all is not wise whatsoever. Too many people get masters or two yet they made no career out of it, canít make ends meet even on a basic level, are very unhappy in life and absolutely canít afford those degrees whatsoever.

I have masters degree for very specific reasons: because I need it for my career and i make much more with grad degree and I could afford to pay loans back. If that wasnít the case Iíd use my money for something else. Iíd not be doing all this.

What do you need masters for? What job? I suggest you talk to career counselor before you borrow thousands of dollars for a degree you donít need
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I remember you had a goal of getting out of debt. Going to grad school would put you into debt for life. And possibly for no good reason. Itís not to be taken lightly.
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Yes but what is your degree? Is it a BA or BS?
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Mental illness doesn't have to last for the rest of your life! I know that took time for me to adjust too. When we recover our humanity and realize we don't have to be perfect, or be happy all the time, then we find the true Self, that is capable of much more than we ever dreamed was possible.

If you need a an example then look to Daniel Fisher, m.d., PhD. He does have a book out about his experience of recovery from schizophrenia. Reading this book about his experience has helped need to understand that mental illness is totally recoverable. Recovery takes time and effort and a willingness to continue every day. I'm not saying this will be easy, I'm saying it will be worth it.
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Mental illness doesn't have to last for the rest of your life! I know that took time for me to adjust too. When we recover our humanity and realize we don't have to be perfect, or be happy all the time, then we find the true Self, that is capable of much more than we ever dreamed was possible.

If you need a an example then look to Daniel Fisher, m.d., PhD. He does have a book out about his experience of recovery from schizophrenia. Reading this book about his experience has helped need to understand that mental illness is totally recoverable. Recovery takes time and effort and a willingness to continue every day. I'm not saying this will be easy, I'm saying it will be worth it.

I googled this doctor and read up on him. I can appreciate his recovery and see hope and promise in his theories on dealing with the patient and not just the disorder but I find the lack of science mentioned as far as mental illnesses being a diagnosable brain disorder cause for concern.
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I googled this doctor and read up on him. I can appreciate his recovery and see hope and promise in his theories on dealing with the patient and not just the disorder but I find the lack of science mentioned as far as mental illnesses being a diagnosable brain disorder cause for concern.
But science can be wrong?! There are others out there who have recovered. Does science have to be apart of experience?

Showing that each person is human and imperfect, then truely connecting with others is a way of getting to a better life.

For me, I lost that connection at age 7, and that was too much to bear for a child. When I thought I would lose other relationships was when depression hit. My point is science didn't help, connection will help. And I can't let the fear stop me. Meds are a tool, not a life sentence. Science does show us that the brain adapts.
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