Working in the Dark (Paperback)

Keeping Your Job While Dealing with Depression

By Fawn Fitter, Beth Gulas

Hazelden Publishing, 9781568387901, 168pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2002

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Authors Fawn Fitter and Beth Gulas provide a reassuring, informative guide to dealing with depression on the job.

Problems concentrating. Loss of energy. Feelings of worthlessness. Difficulty making decisions. Each year, an estimated 11 million Americans experience a major depressive episode. Keeping a job while struggling to regain one's health is one of the most difficult and delicate aspects of recovery from depression. Authors Fawn Fitter and Beth Gulas provide a reassuring, informative guide to dealing with depression on the job. They address questions such as: Should I ask my boss for time off? Should I tell my colleagues about my depression? Are my treatment records confidential? With self-assessment tools and decision-making guidance, this book is a first-of-its-kind resource for millions of Americans faced with the hardship of working through depression. Key features and benefits: 1. Identifies and addresses key concerns related to depression in the workplace 2. Provides immediately useful information and advice for readers 3. Inspired by one of the author's personal experiences with major depression

About the Author

Fawn Fitter has written about careers and workplace issues, as well as many other topics, for dozens of publications ranging from Computerworld to Cosmopolitan. After a bout of major depression left her unable to work for several months, she discovered that many people were, like her, struggling with concerns about how to integrate the illness into their working lives. That experience inspired her to write Working in the Dark. A freelance writer for more than a decade, Fawn is an active member of both the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Writers Union. She is a former newspaper reporter and has a B.S. in journalism from Boston University. She lives and works in San Francisco. Interviews and media requests:

Beth Gulas has frequently worked with employees in crisis as a specialist in corporate critical intervention. Many of the anecdotes in Working in the Dark are drawn directly from her practice as president of WorkForce Management, a consulting firm specializing in helping companies anticipate, evaluate, and manage change. Her client list includes well-known companies like Fidelity Investments, Polaroid, GTE, and Merrill Lynch as well as small entrepreneurial ventures.
In addition to her 20 years of experience in human resources, business, and management, Beth is licensed as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts and holds a graduate degree in counseling from Ohio University.
She lives and works in Wellesley, Mass. and Los Angeles.
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