Depression and teaching Watch
I went to the doctors a few months ago and he said I had depression but said I should just go on self-help websites. (He doesn't know how bad my depression is; I was having an okay day when I went in and he said that because I can 'function normally' I'm okay )
I read somewhere that to become a teacher you have to prove that you are physically and mentally fit and I was wondering if this would be on my record and would prevent me from doing a teaching course?
I've had severe depression- which caused me to drop out of college, go through 6 years of therapy and left me with a 2 year gap in my employment record and I got into university and then onto a PGCE
Naturally if you don't seek treatment for your illness (which is what it is) it will worsen and likely to affect you in the workplace which can become easily apparent.
For any doctor to give a diagnosis as serious as depression, and then just tell someone to read up online about it, is quite frankly disgusting.
Littlesmurfette: I'm so sorry to hear that, depression sucks! But at least you got onto a course
I want to be a teacher so badly, I just hope I that if I do qualify, my depression won't affect me!