LOS ANGELES September 30, 2018
“Depression has the curious ability to drain the color out of life, turning even the most mundane tasks into challenges. While no amount of grit can make this condition disappear, there are simple strategies that you can employ to make it through the bad days—and even improve your well-being and productivity in the process,” instructs Pillay.
Within the scope of his LinkedIn learning course, Dr. Pillay, who also serves as a certified master executive coach and part-time assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will share practical techniques that can help individuals dealing with depression approach their work more effectively and reach out for the support they need.
“All of us have our off days at work. That's not unusual,” says Dr. Pillay. “But sometimes, these off days can add up, and you start to feel sad, angry, distracted, or slowed down. How do you know when you are just having a bad day, compared to having a depression that needs clinical attention? That's an important question I’d like to address.”
“I want to share the most recent research on depression, so that you can apply it to your everyday life,” Pillay continues.
Managing Depression in the Workplace Goals:
1. Interact with colleagues
2. Broach the subject of depression with co-workers
3. Manage your mood, as well as lead others when they are depressed
4. Mange fatigue
5. Learn how to deal with your depression
6. Maximize workplace productivity
For example, Dr. Pillay shares strategies such as keeping a “Depression Journal” where viewers can take notes as they view the online course. This journal can help viewers keep record of how they feel throughout their day-to-day life.
“I want to share the most recent research on depression, so that you can apply it to your everyday life,” Pillay concludes. “Remember, if you are depressed, you are not alone, and there are many things you can do to lighten the load of this very challenging condition.”
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