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Depression – Surrender to Harassment or Physical Harm

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I do believe i suffer from severe depression for many years like 15 i think .. i cant go to a counsel or therapist right now for some reasons . i faced a problem this year made me seeks for more help .. briefly my manager at work harassed me so many times and i stood still . not because i’m afraid but just stood and couldn’t say no .. i left the job after i gave up myself but i’m in a state of constant fear and anxiety .. of course i feel like if this happens again i probably pretty much will react the same ! .. so please help .. any answer could be useful and life changing for me .. i;m ready to do anything to feel and act better just need direction .. thanks in advance:)

Depression – Surrender to Harassment or Physical Harm

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I’m not certain if this is true in your country but in the United States, there are agencies where you can report harassment at work. One example is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Many companies also have human resources departments where those reports can be made. If any of those options are available, utilize them. You should not have to tolerate harassment at work.

Given that you are “in a state of constant fear and anxiety,” it would seem that professional treatment is necessary. Ideally, you would have sought help sooner but I understand that is not always possible.

You mentioned that you can’t go to therapy but did not provide an explanation. Often people avoid seeking help because they feel shame about having to ask for help. Money and lack of options are also common reasons. I can only speculate because you didn’t elaborate further.

Depression and anxiety can worsen when they are ignored. They usually don’t go away without treatment. Do everything in your power to seek treatment and you will quickly see how much it can help. Please write again if you have additional questions. Good luck and please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

Depression – Surrender to Harassment or Physical Harm

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). Depression – Surrender to Harassment or Physical Harm. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2018/08/22/depression-surrender-to-harassment-or-physical-harm/
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