How Depression & Anxiety Are Affecting Women in the Workplace

Almost one third of women say that depression and anxiety are affecting their job performances in the work place. Does your employer ever recognize mental health at work?

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Do you feel like you are unable to perform your role at work? You could be experiencing anxiety and depression.

According to Glamour, roughly one-third of women claim depression and anxiety affect their performance at work.

Brittany King, 32, shared her story with Glamour of how depression interfered with her work: “I couldn’t seem to find my groove, I just thought I kept getting bad jobs. I would sit for hours and not do anything. What I did produce was sloppy. I frequently got called into meetings to discuss my poor habits. I hated it.”

King said it all began after she graduated from college. The longest she could hold a job was 6 to 12 months, and after five years of job turmoil, she decided to start seeing a psychiatrist:

“I had been going through bouts of depression. It was as if I had been in handcuffs – physically and mentally. My undiagnosed depression kept me in a haze,” King told Glamour. “With the fog cleared from my life, I can help others find work they love.” How inspirational!

Glamour decided to join forces with Thrive Global, a health and wellness site, and pollster SurveyMonkey to ask 1,300 women how mental health issues affect their or a coworker’s “workplace happiness.”

The results? According to Glamour, 28 percent said their “mental health struggle” had a negative effect on their work performance, 58 percent said they felt stressed at work more than half the time that they’re there and 53 percent reported not feeling comfortable enough to talk about their mental health at work. Only 14 percent felt confident enough to express their anxiety and depression in the workplace.

Beth Salcedo, M.D., president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, told Glamour, “This is happening at every socioeconomic and professional level, from the bottom to CEOs.”

Two out of three women said that they felt as though their mental health was not supported by their employer.

Read the full story on Glamour here.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Almost one third of women say that depression and anxiety are affecting their job performances in the work place. Does your employer ever recognize mental health at work?

Totals
36% Yes
64% No
Males
36% Yes
64% No
Females
35% Yes
65% No

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