Depression

Workplace Depression – How to Help as a Manager

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Workplace Depression – How to Help as a Manager

Workplace depression is one of the most common and overlooked mental health related problems that managers and employers try to avoid dealing with. According to several statistical reports, depression affects more than 8 percent of adults in the US and can cause a loss of billions of dollars. Besides work, this depression can damage their overall quality of life and cause several other mental and physical health issues if left unchecked. But since 80 percent of people suffering from depression can recover, it is important that employers address it. In fact, employers have the chances of...

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An Honest Look at Depression

Posted in Depression, Emotions

A friend’s child committed suicide over the weekend. If you have never experienced a clinical depression, thank your lucky stars. People often say they are depressed, but until they have experienced clinical depression there is no real understanding of the severity and intensity of the agony that is depression. Clinical depression is not just a case of the blues or wanting to lie around on the couch all weekend. It is a deep, dark hole that feels endless, as if there is no hope of ever climbing out of. True depression is like living in a world of black and white when everyone around is...

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Suicide Facts

Posted in Death, Depression, Emotions

In 2014, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and was the 2nd leading cause of death for those ages 10-34. Men commit suicide four times as often as females, often using lethal methods such as firearms or hanging. 90% of those who have attempted suicide have a diagnosable mental illness. Many myths surround suicide about the warning signs and interventions. Warning signs include: Withdrawal from family, friends, and life. Increasingly dangerous risk taking behaviors. Giving away possessions, saying good-bye to people, updating or creating a will. Obtaining a...

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