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Has anyone quit their job due to struggles with depression and gone on to find new success in their career?

Depression is a leading cause of job quitters, with 50% of millennials and 75% of GenZers leaving due to mental health reasons.

(Mind Share Partners, 2019)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees with mental health issues.

(ADA, 1990)

Job satisfaction is directly related to overall well-being and can significantly impact mental health.

Common symptoms of depression affecting work performance include difficulty concentrating, excessive errors, and memory problems.

(Healthline, 2023)

Employers who fail to provide resources for their staff to complete work can exacerbate anxiety and depression, leading to burnout and resignation.

Overloading employees with work can contribute to anxiety and depression, making it difficult for them to resolve their circumstances.

Up to 300,000 people with mental health problems leave their jobs each year in the UK, according to a report by mental health experts.

(BBC, 2022)

Burnout and depression share some symptoms, including sleeping too much or too little, struggling to focus, and isolating oneself from others.

(Psych Central, 2024)

People with depression often feel worthless and may have thoughts of death or suicide.

(Psych Central, 2024)

Seeking support systems and exploring coping mechanisms can help address depression in the workplace.

(Mental Health Professionals)

Personal accounts suggest that overwhelming stress and anxiety from depression can make work unbearable, leading to voluntary resignations.

Mental health conditions may require job accommodations, and enforcement of the ADA may vary.

Leaving a job due to mental health reasons can be a sign of resilience and self-care, as advocated by figures such as Prince Harry.

(Fast Company, 2024)

Employees considering quitting their job for mental health reasons should evaluate job satisfaction levels and explore potential support options within and outside the workplace.

Depression can manifest in various symptoms at work, including dreading work, feeling depleted, irritability, waning motivation, and poor sleep.

(Mental Health Professionals)

Feeling like there's little room for advancement and neglectful managers can also lead to depression in the workplace.

When depression is related to a specific condition, person, or environment, other people in the same workplace might experience similar symptoms.

Employees facing work-related depression may need to take time off work for mental health reasons.

Leaving a job due to depression doesn't mean the person is weak; rather, it shows they recognize their need for self-care and personal growth.

Employers that prioritize employee well-being and mental health can create a more positive and productive work environment, reducing the likelihood of depression-related resignations.

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