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Mental Illness

Soz....More to come on this very real very misunderstood, undiagnosed, untreated  issue in our society.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQXWLUfBz_I
Heyho

And one that is NOT being addressed properly in the work place. Even in the public sector, infact especially in the public sector.

Someone comes in with no hair after a gruelling bout of chemo for their cancer and the whole work force is sympathetic and wanting a give a helping hand. But there are no visible signs for mental illness so no one sympathises and often thinks they are a skinning wanker.

There is also another side of this - how do work colleagues accommodate people with mental illness. I have someone who works for me who is bi polar. Had threatening texts at 2 in the morning off him. It's been interesting 4 or so years. But do I get any help on how to manage that person. No. And you'd expect someone that works in the NHS might get better support and help. Does he fuck like. Still 3-4 months waiting list to see a shrink. Still HR at him because he is above the targets for sickness.. And also HR at me because I am trying to give him some flexibility i.e. my policy to manage him is 'yes you must stay within the guidelines for number of sick days off in a year (13 days) but not within guidelines for number of episodes of sickness (3 per year)'. He has loads of 1 dayers (he wakes up and has anxiety attacks and vomits) and physically cannot come in, but I have managed to het his overall sickness down but have been in trouble for number of episodes.
Frazier Cranium

Used to work with a lass, a bit younger than me, open plan office, 30 or so of us.  She was always known to be a bit 'wired', with mood swings and prone to say too much and be sarcastic.  She was, is a good lass though.  Every morning before work-time, she'd come to my desk, sit and talk pretty much rubbish but be crying with it all, self-pity and personal 'crises' and not listening to sage advice.  Then she'd feel alright and go back to her own desk and get on with her day, leaving me feeling a bit used and depressed as fuck
Frazier Cranium

I've worked with all sorts of shall we say 'unusual' people - liars, thieves, cheats, know-alls, power mad deceivers and people with some strange hang-ups, but God forbid if anyone you worked with was diagnosed as clinically depressed, they were 'clearly' malingering wankers.
fartcatcher

The stigma attached to depression is such that people still feel they have to hide it. Particularly in the workplace.

I've been lucky, but my son and my brother have both had to deal with it at different times in their lives.
carp

Mate of mine once told me depression was an excuse to bunk off and get sympathy. I never understood what it was until my doc explained.  Why had I sat on a park bench in London at 6am contemplating not going to work, not going home, but just "disappearing"? Me , with commitments, a wife, 3 kids. I know that without the family responsibility it would have ended that day. Dragged myself to the doc. Signed off for 3 months with chronic stress related depression. HR then came after me. Company doc said I was trying it on. Fucking disgraceful. I quit my job. If I had been sound in the head I could have taken them to the cleaners. Instead I left, resigned on just what I was owed because I couldn't deal with the corporate pressure. Cunts

From a personal point if view I don't want or need sympathy. Shit happens to all sorts in many ways. Understanding and competence in the workplace would be a good place to start.
Heyho

You will not get any fucking sympathy off me Carp believe me but I may give you just a little bit of undertsatnding. As much as I can for someone who hasnt suffered from it.
carp

Heyho wrote:
You will not get any fucking sympathy off me Carp believe me but I may give you just a little bit of undertsatnding. As much as I can for someone who hasnt suffered from it.


Couldn't give a fuck. My family is my strength, that and my faith. Wouldn't wish it on anyone and glad to hear you are not afflicted. From my point of view, I am self employed now so the corporate bullying, ignorance does not affect me. Thousands out there that it will affect.
Heyho

carp wrote:
Heyho wrote:
You will not get any fucking sympathy off me Carp believe me but I may give you just a little bit of undertsatnding. As much as I can for someone who hasnt suffered from it.


From my point of view, I am self employed now so the corporate bullying, ignorance does not affect me. Thousands out there that it will affect.


And for that I am slightly envious of you. The light at the end of my tunnel with regards to work is the day I (hopefully) secure a new job and the content of my resignation letter. It will not hold out any punches I can tell you. It is that and that alone that keeps me going.
Frazier Cranium

It's not sympathy anyone suffering with depression is in need of, I think that's a big point most people don't realize.

Carp, that's an awful story mate, I've never really suffered with clinical depression - I've been very down with life but that was more to do with relationship break-ups or work stress or of course bereavement, I have brought on an 'unreal' depression at times by drinking too much.

Went to the doc's a couple of years ago with chest pain which turned out to be stress-related.  I'd had the ECG test earlier and then met the doctor a few minutes later.  I knew all along deep down that my heart was okay but something clearly wasn't right.  Anyway, sat down in doc's office, shook hands, he looked at my results and notes (post pa E's departure)and  asked 'How are you?'.  I couldn't even answer and started blubbing instead.

Prescribed anti-depressants of which I took one before binning them a week or so later.  

Sorry for rambling but if people take the time to actually speak with each other instead of making assumptions that someone is attention seeking or just skiving while pleading depression, then matters can improve.

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