Managing emotions about unemployment and underemployment

View past chats on this topic here: January 14, 2018, October 25, 2020, and February 5, 2023.

Autistic and similarly neurodivergent people have very high rates of unemployment and underemployment.

Today’s chat is on managing emotions about employment and underemployment.

If the chat gets too stressful, feel free to mute the hashtag or step away for self-care as needed.

Q1: Do you have experience being unemployed or underemployed (or with someone else in your family being unemployed or underemployed)?

Share as much or as little information as you’re comfortable with. #AutChat

Q2: What have your experiences with your or others’ unemployment or underemployment been like emotionally? (Stressful, scary, guilt-inducing, a relief, something else, all of the above…) #AutChat

Q3: What has helped you manage your emotions about unemployment/underemployment? What hasn’t helped? #AutChat

Q4: What would help (or would have helped) you manage emotions about unemployment/underemployment that you don’t have access to? #AutChat

Questions for this chat were written by @theoriesofminds.

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