10 Careers With High Rates of Depression
It’s probably not a huge surprise to find social workers near the top of this list. Dealing with abused children or families on the brink of every imaginable crisiscombined with bureaucratic red tapecan make for a demanding, stressful job that’s often 24-7.
“There can be a culture that says that to do a good job, you have to work really hard and often make sacrifices,” Willard says.
“Because social workers work with people who are so needy, it can be hard to not sacrifice too much to the job. I see that happen a lot with social workers and other caring professions, and they get really burned out pretty quickly.”
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