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The Downside of Self-medicating, and the Upside of Self-care

I know I’ve written about presenteeism in the workplace, but I’ve recently been thinking about my time at CNN and how I survived a non-stop, pressure-cooker of a workplace. I was medicated, which allowed me to go to the office every day, but I vividly remember being in tears every morning at home and talking [...]

I’m an Isolater. What am I avoiding?

I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been reading tons of books. Nothing earthshattering; just fun mysteries. I’ve given up most of television’s fare. It’s just too violent or inane. In addition, I am an “isolater”; that’s my term for always preferring to be quiet instead of seeking out friends. As an “isolater,” it’s occurred to me [...]

Better productivity through empathy

Better productivity through empathy As I research mental illness in the workplace, I can’t help but be a bit discouraged when I read things like 56% of employers wouldn’t hire someone if they knew they had a mental illness. We have a lot of educating to do, and it's firms like Pricewaterhouse Coopers that will [...]

The Correlation Between Depression and Use of Social Media

The Correlation Between Depression and Use of Social Media Being a Boomer has meant that I need much more education in using computer programs. Us “folks” who didn’t grow up with a keyboard in our cradles are still trying to catch up. But now, thanks to Science Daily, I may have found justification for not [...]

Does depression have to be a part of leaving a long-held job?

Does depression have to be a part of leaving a long-held job? With the transfer of power in our country just days away I’m wondering how the current president may feel a few weeks from now. I know when I left CNN, it took a long time to stop referring to “we” when talking about [...]

After the Shooting in Ft. Lauderdale Airport

After the Shooting in Ft. Lauderdale Airport Well, here we are again. Mourning the lives lost at the Ft. Lauderdale airport last week and spouting the same, tired question: What can we do to stop it? The answer is right in front of us: We need to tell our stories about our battles with mental [...]

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