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What should I do if I'm depressed at work?

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Last Updated: 11/30/2021 at 7:29pm
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February 19th, 2015 4:22am
There's a variety of options available to you. Consider speaking with your supervisor to see if any accommodations can be made to decrease your level of stress, or if any company resources are available. Speak with colleagues about how they maintain a positive attitude at work. If you suspect that you may be clinically depressed, I recommend seeing a licensed medical professional regarding your concerns; he/she is really the best person to help you deal with those symptoms.
August 13th, 2018 2:52am
I'm not sure where you work so I am not sure of the rules, but mabye it would help to have pictures of friends/family in your wallet. Or if you are allowed to I would listen to music on your break!
January 9th, 2015 7:48pm
Personally I've attempted to find the cause and create a resolution. Communication is a key to a positive lifestyle.
May 19th, 2015 3:13am
Try to focus on something postive, like Memories or stuff that has happened that made you happy or smile. Don't let it get you down :)
May 21st, 2015 7:13pm
What is it that is depressing you at work. What part of the job is making you feel down. What are you feeling low about
June 10th, 2015 5:08am
A good start might be thinking through what is making you depressed at work. Are your coworkers bothering you? Is your boss demanding too much? Is your work frustrating or physically demanding? Once you decide what exactly it is that is bothering you, it will be easier to decide on a course of action from there.
August 11th, 2015 3:34am
Talking to someone you feel very comfortable with, or reflecting on your emotions by keeping a journal can help. If not, finding professional help is also another possibility.
September 21st, 2015 11:52pm
Talk to someone at work you trust. If you don't feel comfortable with anyone at work, try your best not to let it interfere. I know it's hard because the feelings are so overwhelming but try to talk to a coworker that you trust.
November 10th, 2015 7:56pm
When I am depressed I get on to 7cupsoftea and speak with a listener. This site takes a weight off of the heart and the mind. Knowing there is always someone there to talk to and know you are never alone.
December 7th, 2015 2:43am
Well my first boss always advised me to try to leave your problems at home, think positive and everything will be brighter
December 28th, 2015 12:17pm
If you're depressed at work, you should perhaps take a quick pause to relax, take a cup of tea talk with a coworker. Think about what is making you feel this way, if it's really bothering you, u shoul maybe take the day off. And do something that will make fell better.
February 1st, 2016 1:39am
It sounds like to me, you are depressed at work. I think you should figure out what is depressing you from work and try and discuss it with someone close to you.
July 18th, 2016 11:36am
Working is the most frequent thing a person does. You have to ask yourself; are you depressed at work because of what you're doing? If so you are the only person who can break that cycle and find something that you're passionate about. Alternatively it could be minor problems that you're having about work and addressing them sooner rather than later will benefit your mental health massively. I'd suggest identifying the problem first. Hope this helps in any way!
September 26th, 2016 8:57pm
Maybe buy yourself a treat for after work, to give yourself something to look forward to when you get home. This will help you feel more positive, and help you remember that there are good things to look forward too.
August 6th, 2018 9:46pm
If you feel comfortable talking to a manager or supervisor, it may be worth having a private conversation about your struggles. Are there any simple adjustments that they could make that would make things a little easier for you? Having a friend to confide in at work can also help you cope day to day. When I struggled I had a friend send me silly pictures to make me smile. Find something small that helps you and try to incorporate it into your day. Longer term, therapy can help to deal with the issues underlying the depression. From personal experience, if work is actually causing your depression, it's worth looking into moving departments or even finding a whole new environment that you feel happier in.
April 8th, 2019 12:00pm
If work is what is causing you to be depressed try and remove yourself from the situation, have a think and see what your true passion is in life and try and harness this and reflect that in a new possible job opportunity, you are strong for identifying that you are feeling depressed at work that is the first step, the second is working on you and making sure you are happy and healthy and I recommend that you observe the negative energy around you and explore how you can use this to start fresh and really make a go of things!
November 30th, 2021 7:29pm
Take a moment for yourself, breathe in and breathe out. Try to center yourself by thinking positively and finding exercises that help you relax and go back to that positive and productive mindset. Having a positive mindset with a "can do" attitude increases productivity in the workplace but also overall approach to an overwhelming situation. Doing so also increases the chances of finishing a task and focusing on the positive. This results in feeling less depressed while improving the mental mindset and wellbeing not just in the workplace but in everyday life. Focusing on the positive things in life outweighs the negative thoughts.