Employers: Ignoring Employee Depression Will Cost Time & Sales

US employers have been legally responsible for effectively dealing with employee stress via Worker’s Compensation laws and similar legislation for decades. As a 1985 Harvard Business Review article explains, “Managers can no longer choose whether to recognize and deal with the symptoms of stress on the job—it has become a legal obligation. The enormous rise […]

Fade Away

Will My Depression Fade Away if Left Alone?

There are two possible responses to the question “Will my depression fade away if left alone?” They are “Maybe,” plus “There are no guarantees about that.” The uncertainty is explained, somewhat, at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine website, “Clinical depression is a medical illness which affects millions of people each year. Though people […]

Extreme Depression

Quietly Suffering: An Inside Look at Extreme Depression

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) describes the signs and symptoms of depression as: Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood. Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism. Irritability. Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness. Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities. Decreased energy or fatigue. Moving or talking more slowly. These features of deep […]

Why You Can't Overcome Your Depression

The Number One Reason Why You Can’t Overcome Your Depression

Considering all the things that a person can regret, can’t avoid, can’t understand or can’t afford, it’s understandable that you feel depressed. You might even be irritated at the title of this article, The Number One Reason Why You Can’t Overcome Your Depression. But if you’re thinking “There are countless reasons for not being able […]