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Corporate Wellness: The Importance of Mental Health at Work

For some employees, mental illness may be a pre-existing condition. Many deal with anxiety and depression in their daily lives because of situational, genetic, lifestyle, or biological reasons. These conditions, in turn, carry over into the workplace and affect how employees show up in their workspaces, as mental illness is not something that one can just “turn off” or “leave outside the office building.” The work environment and job stressors can then compound pre-existing anxiety and/or depression. 83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress, making the impacts of stress and anxiety at work an issue that can’t be ignored. While some

How to Deal with Feeling Worthless and Insignificant

Everyone feels insecure from time to time, but chronic feelings of worthlessness are more serious than simple insecurity. Feeling worthless or insignificant on a daily basis is a common trait of depression, which can arise from many different sources. It is one of the hallmark symptoms of depressive disorder, although feelings of self-worthlessness can be overpowering even for those without a mental condition. The feelings of personal insignificance that arise from depression are considerably more intense than that of simple low self-esteem and can be more challenging to eliminate. Where do feelings of worthlessness come from? One of the most

How To Treat Teenage Depression

If you are a parent or caregiver of a teenager, or even a teenager yourself, being aware of the prevalence of teenage depression is a proactive step. Our mental health is just as serious as our physical health, and when it comes to teens, their mental and emotional well-being must be looked after. The rate of teenage depression is on the rise, and with more than 3 million U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 having reported at least one depressive episode within a year’s time, this issue cannot be ignored. With care, compassion, treatment, and time, teens can deal with their depression,