November 21, 2013 1:39 am at 1:39 am #611337
I have depression and Asperger’s syndrome.
Now I have learned that I have a good chance of becoming homeless.
Are there any Jewish organizations which can help me find a job? I am a single, childless 43yo man. I do not have a driver’s license but I do have a PhD in Mathematics.November 21, 2013 3:28 am at 3:28 am #989687
become an actuary!November 21, 2013 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #989689
In 2240 CE, I will be an actuary and a lame person will be a sprint runner. Unfortunately moderate depression combined with hopelessness and Asperger’s syndrome is very real.November 22, 2013 2:05 am at 2:05 am #989690fkellyMember
Try ohel.November 22, 2013 3:04 am at 3:04 am #989691
try ohel bais ezra, or go to your rabbi and ask him if he knows any other local charities that can help you out. you are not aloneNovember 22, 2013 3:29 am at 3:29 am #989692the-art-of-moiParticipant
I’m so sorry things are looking bad. Keep your head up! Life is a roller coaster ride- if you go low down, you’re going to spring up and go really high someday. Look ahead and know your value. Hashem loves you.November 22, 2013 4:17 am at 4:17 am #989693shtarkzichMember
Depression and Asperger’s are both treatable. The problem with depression is the condition itself can prevent you from putting in the sustained effort to get help. However, if you are able to post a call for help on a website you can probably push yourself to get help. As mentioned, OHEL could probably help. Try the office on the 4th floor (16th Ave.) as well as Bikur Cholim on 11th Ave. (if you reside in the area) or, I believe, the Met Council on Coney Island Ave. If you have a menschlich Rav he would probably be able to direct you. Don’t be afraid to confide in decent people. You must do your hishtadlus. Hatzlacha rabba!November 22, 2013 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #989694
>> try ohel bais ezra,
Thank you very much. I will definitely talk to them. The problem is that too many people do not understand what depression is and consider it “lazyness”.November 22, 2013 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #989695
>> Depression and Asperger’s are both treatable. The problem
>> with depression is the condition itself can prevent you
>> from putting in the sustained effort to get help. However,
>> if you are able to post a call for help on a website you
>> can probably push yourself to get help. As mentioned, OHEL
>> could probably help.
Thank you. I will pray to G-d and do everything I can to get help.November 22, 2013 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #989696
>> Life is a roller coaster ride- if you go low down, you’re
>> going to spring up and go really high someday. Look ahead
>> and know your value. Hashem loves you.
I will pray to G-d to help me. But I have sinned very much.
Maybe my situation is the best as it keeps me from sinning more.November 22, 2013 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #989697Torah613TorahParticipant
There are millions of Jewish charities. This board is not going to be very helpful for you. You need to talk to people in real life and request help. Get yourself on Medicaid or the equivalent and get help.November 24, 2013 4:27 am at 4:27 am #989698fkellyMember
Ohel will never treat you as if you are lazy. They are an amazing organization and will be able to help you in many aspects.
Good luck!November 25, 2013 1:12 am at 1:12 am #989699
I will pray to G-d, and I will contact Ohel.
The worst thing is that few people understand my condition. No one will blame a lame person for not running, but most would blame a person with documented mental disability. Thanks for the resources.November 25, 2013 3:36 am at 3:36 am #989700
Lost- I work with a lot of people with autism and they have so mcuh to offer the world. Their ideas just need to be expressed differently. Do not think you are worthless, or a sinner or any of that. You will get the help you need a recognie that you are worth a lot, because Hashem put you here. You are a very holy neshama trapped inside a body just like all of us, but you are holier.
Please keep smiling and get yourself some help!November 26, 2013 4:07 am at 4:07 am #989701
>> Do not think you are worthless, or a sinner or any of that.
I am as much a sinner as 85% of American Jews — I understand that my observance at Conservative level is very little. But that is unrelated to Autism.November 28, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #989702
They do have services for disabled adults — I will pray to G-d for help and I will contact them.
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