Tuesday, February 14, 2012

5 Quick Tips for Combating Depression in the Workplace

It occured to me that we spend a lot of our time with the people we work with. A recent article on depression in athletics made me wonder what can be done more to prevent and combat depression in the workplace. A thorough search found some great tips, resources & facts surrounding depression in the workplace. Continue to reading for 5 quick tips for combating depression in the workplace. Read the full blog post.

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How, as organizational leaders, can we combat depression in our organizations?

1. Know the facts. What exactly can cause depression? Is it a heredity or learned illness? Many factors can lead to depression, including:
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Physical or Emotional Abuse
  • Death of a loved one
  • Current employment
  • Chemical Imbalances
You can read up on depression by simply conducting a Google Search. You’ll find that the Internet provides some great resources and facts on depression and its causes.

2. Pay attention. Many employees will not speak to a co-worker or manager about their feelings because they may be afraid to lose their job, respect or confidentiality. It is important for managers and co-workers alike to be familiar with signs of depression. Be on the lookout for sudden changes in staff members’ behavior and/or some of the signs below:
  • Decreased or inconsistent with productivity
  • Absenteeism, tardiness, unavailable at work station
  • Withdrawal from co-workers or activities
  • Slowed thoughts
  • Frequent comments about negative feelings/tiredness
  • Reckless behavior
3. Reach out or Ask for Help. Click here to continue reading the full post...
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