5 Tips for Dealing with Depression at WorkWork is more than just income. It's a great source of self-esteem and can make you feel that you're accomplishing something important, feelings that especially vital for people with depression. Here are five ways you can better cope with your depression at work.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does cover disability due to mental illness, including depression, but this only applies if the treatment a person is receiving is unsuccessful. The accommodations cannot cause undue hardship on an employer, nor is he or she obligated to provide all requests. If you feel you are entitled to accommodations under the ADA, talk to your Human Resources representative to find out how you may be able to modify your work duties or schedule to better manage your depression.
— Last Modified: 04/03/2012, First Published: 05/09/2011