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Writers Included on List of ’10 Careers With High Rates of Depression’

Health.com has included writers on a list of “10 Careers With High Rates of Depression.” The article also singled out teachers and social workers, among other professions.

Here’s more from the post: “These jobs can bring irregular paychecks, uncertain hours, and isolation. Creative people may also have higher rates of mood disorders; about 9% reported an episode of major depression in the previous year. In men, it’s the job category most likely to be associated with an episode of major depression.”

We’d also add alcohol abuse, shyness, and lack of sunshine to the list of factors making some writers more depressed than other professionals. What do you do to stay happy and healthy as a writer?

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.