Ways To Help A Loved On Who’s Coping With Depression

depressionfamMore likely than not, someone you love—your significant other, BFF, or family member—is dealing with depression or anxiety. Nearly 50 percent of American adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And because of the widespread stigma surrounding mental illness, many people hesitate to ask for help. So if a loved one reveals that they are suffering—or if you think they are—your compassion can help them through the recovery process.

 

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If you are depressed, how to tell and when to get help

heart10Depression is a well-studied condition that has tested and effective therapeutic modalities   October is Depression Awareness Month. Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 16 million American adults each year. If you are feeling suicidal, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800/273-8255, or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

 

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CEO Gives the Best Response When Employee Takes Time Off for Her Mental Health

 

 

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Posted on July 13, 2017 at 6:39pm EDT

When Madalyn Parker, a web developer at Olark Live Chat, decided she was taking two days off for her mental health, she didn’t keep it under wraps. In fact, she announced it to her co-workers in an email.

“Hey team, I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health,” the email read. “Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%.”  That’s when Olark CEO Ben Congleton responded to her, in an exchange that Parker posted to Twitter.

 

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