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I’ve had a mental breakdown on every single project I’ve been on. I haven’t been able to find a new job, and I’m not even sure if changing jobs will help since I just did that. I feel so stuck.

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Try therapy my dear. A counselor/therapist can help you develop coping mechanisms for whenever you get stressed or overwhelmed with anxiety.

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Also maybe consulting isn’t for you. Lots of low stress jobs out there that might be a better fit...

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M1 - If a job has gotten you to the point where you need therapy, then therapy is definitely *not* the answer... you need to leave the job, as you spend more time at work than you do elsewhere, and it’s not worth the damage to your health.

OP said he/she had multiple breakdowns, and that should be a strong indication that it’s time to up and leave ASAP.

Not all QA and Development roles are as stressful as you make it sound, certainly not as stressful as being tossed from project to project with type A people who expect you to sink or swim and deliver with minimal help.

Some people are introverts and make good developers/QA Engineers.

Your experience might differ, but therapy is most certainly not going to solve anything for the long term.

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Why?

Ugh so sorry to hear that. What do you find triggering the breakdown? The hours? The team? The type of work? The expectations? The pace? The social toll?

Did you change jobs from consulting to consulting? Perhaps you’d be better suited to a job at Sotheby’s?

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