I graduated in Psychology quite a few years ago now, and for personal/mental-health related reasons, I didn't pursue a postdoctorate career. Instead, I focussed on trying to get better (partially successful) while also tutoring various Psych subjects (quite well, according to many students). I'm also enrolled in a Masters of Biostatistics.
I was pretty successful in my PhD. I already had one publication from my Honours year, and I had three more multi-experiment papers (two behavioural, one neuroimaging) published in good journals in the course of my PhD. My supervisor was very happy with the end result, and my thesis was accepted without much kerfuffle.
I'm finally in a position where I have a mindset I might charitably call 'prepared' for an academic career, and I'm wondering if I should even try. It's far from hopeless if I don't; I'm studying a Masters in a high-demand field and a career outside of academia is still possible even if I don't continue the Masters, but some opinions/answers from people within academia on my academic prospects in Psychology would be welcome.