Last week I went to hear Greta Martela speak at the Kansas University campus. Greta is the Founder & CEO of Trans Lifeline. Trans Lifeline is a suicide hotline for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.
Getting Out of the Darkness with Online Counseling Services
Last Saturday I attend the Greater Kansas City “Out of the Darkness Walk” put on by the local Greater Kansas City chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. All the people who participated in the walk had someone they know who had committed suicide or had experience depression themselves at some time in their life.Picture of KU Active Minds Group
10 Signs that you may be suffering from Depression
In 2010, like Robin Williams, I was diagnoses with depression. However, fortunately for me I was able to go get help and now 5 years later I live a much happier and productive life. At the time before I was diagnosed. I thought I was just going through a “rough patch in life” and I was just experiencing a sad time in my life.
My psychiatrists ask if I had any of the symptoms listed below. After telling him that I had several of them. He told me that I was suffering from depression which was a shock to me at the time but now looking back, it made sense that I was suffering from depression. Also I wished I had been made aware of these symptoms earlier and therefore I would have gone earlier for treatment. Because the longer you are in depression it takes just as long to climb out of it.
Lafayette Movie Theater shooter had a history Mental Health Issues
According to the Wall Street Journal John R. Houser ,“the gunman who police say killed two women and wounded nine other people in a Louisiana movie theater Thursday night had a history of legal problems, as well as mental health issues.”
“ Family members stated in court filings that Mr. Houser had committed violence against the family in the past and had ‘a history of mental health issues, i.e., manic depression and/or bi-polar disorder.’ They also stated that he ‘exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements” to family members.’”
Terrorist Shooter Suffered from Depression
According to the Wall Street Journal article printed today. The accused shooter 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez from Chattanooga who killed 5 military personal suffered from depression.
7 WAYS to detect Depression in the workplace
According to Forbes Magazine there is $190 Billion dollars lost every year due to worker lost productive due to work related stress. Depression can play a big part of that.
According to one expert, here is how depression in the work place can effect an employee’s performance.