Linked: Male bosses regard employee depression more negatively

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Isn’t it just possible that all those years of telling men to get over it, and quit complaining about their depression, has long-reaching effects across all of society, effects that can bite us all back when those same men are in a position of power? Maybe we want to think about coming up with a better way to help men of all ages deal with depression, so that they don’t grow up to have zero compassion for those who aren’t able to just “man up”? … Read More

Linked: Should I tell colleagues about my mental health problem?

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That’s the damage of stigma. People who need a little support, a listening ear, a proverbially shoulder to cry on, don’t get it for fear of being judged.

And then, things escalate and just get worse, until they are forced to leave their profession.

Why should this be the case when we are all dealing with a pandemic and having struggles? Why do we still judge people who actually talk about it?

Nothing will change until we can eliminate the stigma that causes so many to not even talk about their struggles.… Read More

Linked: The young and unemployed need better networks

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So, if you are one of those recent college grads looking for work, I’m going to suggest you work every angle you can find, whether it be with virtual alumni groups or other connections through your educational institution, getting involved in LinkedIn groups or other professional online meeting places, or even, gasp, your parents and their friends. You’re going to need connections to people outside of your peer group to get where you want to go. 

And, for the rest of us, where was the last time you had a conversation with someone who fits the description above? Don’t you think it’s time to start leading and raising up the next generation of contributors to your field? What can you do to assist with these shrinking networks for the people who need them the most? … Read More

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