4 Fabulously Effective Ways of Dealing With Depression at Work



“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”Leo Buscaglia

When you’re sad, it can be difficult to simply get out of bed some days, perhaps for weeks or months at a time. But giving in to that feeling can cost you your career.

Your work can cost you your home, which is how mental illness can lead to homelessness. If you’re truly depressed to the point where you can’t function, you should get treatment.

But, if you’re not quite there yet (even though you can feel yourself getting there), it’s preferable to gather all your power and at the very least make it to work.

It may feel like the most difficult thing you’ve ever done, but if you can get through it, you’ll spare yourself a lot of grief in the long run.


The first step is to speak with your human resources department to determine what kind of mental health benefits you are eligible for.

If you have your insurance documentation on hand, go over it first to see if you can save yourself the pain of having to meet with HR. If you do need to meet with them, don’t feel need to be precise; simply question about the benefits.

Set something up with them if you have them. If you don’t have access to a therapist, you should check into it on your own.

If you need it, community mental health centers offer low-cost or sliding-scale therapy.

This is critical since depression is a disease, not a character weakness, and seeking help is a necessary.


Dealing with depression necessitates the presence of a caring support network. Your therapist, boyfriend, parents, and best friend may all be part of your support system.

However, you need an additional employee at work. It should be someone you can rely on, someone with whom you’ve already had some social contact, and someone whose judgment and discretion you can trust.

This person is not someone with whom you should cry to every day.

At work, this person takes on the role of a coach. Tell the person what you’re going through (you don’t have to go into depth). Ask them to check in with you once or twice a day to see how you’re doing and possibly look over your work on bad days when you can’t quite get there mentally.

This person has his or her own work to perform, so don’t be a bother and take the assistance that he or she is ready to provide.


Depression saps your ability to care about almost anything, and whatever little care you do have is better spent on the quality of your work than on whether your eyeliner is smudged.

On the other hand, you can’t show up to work in sweatpants and a soiled pajama shirt; you must adhere to the bare minimum of whatever ‘professional’ means in your field.

This does not imply that it must be tough. Invite a friend over to assist you in putting together a section of your closet dedicated to easy-to-wear work attire.

These should be easy-to-put-on ensembles that don’t need to be adjusted or maintained throughout the day. The less accessories you have, the better.

Now is a fantastic time to take advantage of the fact that you can get away with not wearing makeup to work. If you can’t, pare down your makeup to the essentials, such as eyeliner, mascara, and lip balm.

The aim is to make getting out of the home in the morning as simple as possible, so all you have to worry about is getting out of bed and getting started.


Perhaps now isn’t the best time to take on that extra task. It’s critical to recognize your own limitations.

Don’t feel bad if you don’t stay late. Make time for some type of exercise, since the endorphins will undoubtedly assist.

Get some shut-eye. It’s more difficult than it appears, but getting better is oftentimes half the battle fought.

Slow down now, and you’ll be back to your old self in no time. If your supervisor inquires about the adjustments, you don’t have to go into detail; simply explain that you’re dealing with some health difficulties and appreciate the patience.

Depression is terrible, especially when you’re the one who’s suffering from it. But it’s not unheard of, and chances are, at least some of the people in your immediate vicinity have experienced it.

Allowing them to assist you is a good idea. Wouldn’t you do the same for them?

Accept that things will occasionally have to revolve around you, but that this will not be the case indefinitely.

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Hi, I'm Laura and welcome to my blog.

I've been interested in the human mind since I was a child and that's the reason why I became a psychologist. I thought I had everything figured out, but it turned out I was suffering from anxiety for at least ten years without even noticing it. With the help of what I already knew, and some of my friends/colleagues, I compiled a list of articles that helped me go through my anxiety and get to the other side of the tunnel.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to help you along the way.