Need Help Dealing With Depression? Try Therapy

Depression can be very difficult to endure. I won’t go into detail, but a couple members of the team have struggled with chronic depression and have agreed to share some insights for this post.

The main message they want to convey is hope. No matter how bleak things may seem, you should never give up. There is always another avenue you can take; it just hasn’t presented itself yet. In order to find that new direction, the best course of action is therapy.

Finding a therapist can seem daunting. It is often quite expensive or, if you are trying to seek help through an agency like CMHA, you might face a long wait.

One of the main things to remember on your journey is to keep trying until you find a therapist who feels right for you. Just because a therapist has certain qualifications, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the right fit for you.

You can test drive a therapist just like you would a car. Try a session or two and see how comfortable you feel. Don’t worry about moving on to someone else; therapists are professionals and know that not everyone will wish to see them. This is all about you and your needs.

Therapy only really works if you are in an atmosphere and with a therapist who allows you to feel open and relaxed. The only way for them to help you is to know the situation(s) in detail. That allows the therapist to then recommend the proper course of action. Without all of the required knowledge, it becomes a guessing game and that can lead you down roads that ultimately go not help.

Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions! You need to know your therapist and their approach. That knowledge will help you decide whether you have found the person that could help to change your life.

Workplace Safety: Something to Think About No Matter What You Do for a Living

No matter whether you are a construction worker, a short order cook, or a paralegal, you have the right to practice your chosen profession in an environment that is safe and will not cause you physical or mental harm.

The federal and provincial government has regulations in place to help ensure worker wellbeing, but you can enhance that safety on your own by showing some personal initiative. You can do this by taking courses and earning a Health & Safety Certificate. This demonstrates that you have acquired the knowledge needed to help make your workplace a safe place for yourself and your fellow employees.

A certification in joint health & safety demonstrates that you have ambition and seek to improve both yourself and the environment in which you work. The benefits can be substantial. Workplace injuries reduce productivity and dispirit employees, causing them to be reluctant to continue working there. Some might even quit.

It would be a shame to lose prime talent simply because necessary steps were not taken to create a workplace where everyone can function with confidence. You do your best work in an environment where you can concentrate on the task at hand without worrying about distractions. A safe workplace is a happy one that produces quality work.

Have you considered getting health and safety certification? Need more information? Go online to find out the regulations and testing procedures in your province and sign up! These skills are transferrable—you will use them at your current job and ones that you will hold in future. You may even find that this knowledge comes in handy for helping to make your own home a safer place to be. Both you and your loved ones will benefit from your ambition and knowledge.