- This course is full of practical tips and toolson how to manage depression in the workplace.It's not meant to be a replacement for proper medical care,and it's in no way a substituteor your doctor or therapist.In fact, it's best used in conjunctionwith the right clinical care.There's no one way to treat depression,and managing it is different for different people.Yet, when you take this course,you will learn research-proven strategiesto manage the challenges that depression posesin your workplace and your everyday life.
Depression has the curious ability to drain the color out of life, turning even the most mundane tasks into challenges. When even getting out of bed is difficult, how are you supposed to manage when you arrive at the office? 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. In this course, join Dr. Srini Pillay, a certified master executive coach and part-time assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, as he shares practical techniques that can help individuals dealing with depression approach their work more effectively and reach out for the support they need. Learn how to better manage your mood and fatigue, broach the subject of depression with coworkers, manage and lead others when you're depressed, and more.
Note: This course is intended to provide a general overview of mental health issues in the workplace, as well as general wellness tips that may be helpful to employees. This course should not be viewed as providing any diagnosis, or treatment advice for depression or any other medical condition. Any individual with depression or questions about their medical condition should consult their personal healthcare professional.
Recognize the symptoms of depression.
Explain the process of reframing.
Identify the most effective type of distraction.
Recall how to avoid biased thinking when you’re depressed.
Name the strategy used to empathize with others when you are depressed.
Explain how long it takes for people to recover from depression.