How To Cope With Depression At Work

September 16, 2014 11:44 AM

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Chances are, someone at your workplace has depression. It could be a co-worker; it could be you. Not just a case of the blues, not deadline burnout, but chronic, clinical depression that requires ongoing treatment. According to Mental Health America, one in 20 workers is experiencing depression at any given time. And you don't just snap out of it with a little willpower. It's a process that starts by getting the help you need. Here's how people manage at work while dealing head-on with depression.

Recognize the signs. You're tired all the time. Cooperating with colleagues -- even talking to them -- takes an enormous effort. You keep your office door shut and interact with your computer. Or you visit the employee restroom for another crying jag. It's hard to concentrate and impossible to summo...

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