For many, some level of discomfort because of work is an everyday occurrence. And, yes, if this discomfort isn’t somehow responded to, it can lead to depression. Let’s look at how this works, and what to do about it.
There are lots of reasons our work may make us sad or angry or scared. Our employers may expect more than seems reasonable. Bosses or co-workers may be angry or scared themselves, demanding or even incompetent. Exclusive sub-groups can form, creating tensions that can be tough to manage. Then there’s the matter of compassion fatigue. This is the emotional exhaustion that can come from working with traumatized people often found in medical staff, clergy and [...]