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Recovering from Burnout and Depression - Kieran Tie
There’s a disconnect between your own core values and the core values of the organisation.
work  labour  mentalHealth  depression  burnout  values  organisationalValues  management  psychology  health 
may 2017 by petej
‘How do we explain depression to ourselves?’ Bifo remembers Mark Fisher | Novara Media
Mark Fisher explained his suffering in direct relationship with the way he perceived himself in the other’s sight, and he said he felt ‘good for nothing’. We are hundreds of millions who, like him, are forced to feel good for nothing because we cannot comply with the competitive demands in exchange for which our identity is socially certified.
suicide  depression  mentalHealth  capitalism  dctagged  dc:creator=BerardiFranco 
february 2017 by petej
William Davies: The Political Economy of Unhappiness. New Left Review 71, September-October 2011.
"Depression is just sheer incapacity, a distinctly neo-liberal form of psychological deficiency, representing the flipside of an ethos that implores individuals to act, enjoy, perform, create, achieve and maximize. In an economy based in large part on services, enthusiasm, dynamism and optimism are vital workplace resources. The depressed employee is stricken by a chronic deflation of these psycho-economic capacities, which can lead him or her to feel economically useless, and consequently more depressed. The workplace therefore acquires a therapeutic function, for if people can somehow be persuaded to remain in work despite mental or physical illness, then their self-esteem will be prevented from falling too low, and their bio-psycho-economic potential might be rescued."
health  wellbeing  mentalHealth  depression  productivity  work  labour  immaterialLabour  Negri  Keynesianism  neoliberalism  happiness  capitalism  dctagged  dc:creator=DaviesWill  NLR 
september 2016 by petej
The lost generation: The kids brought up to feel as if they're failing - from school to TV shows like The Apprentice and The X Factor - Features - Health & Families - The Independent
"Never has that strong sense of self been more necessary for professional survival. The model of business success presented through the media is both ugly and unrealistic. It starts with a group of unpleasant young people on The Apprentice trying to do each other down and curry favour with the sour-faced business guru Alan Sugar. It continues with people trying to set up their own businesses being humiliated on Dragons' Den. It ends, by a miraculous process that no one will be able to explain, in the annual wet dream of financial triumph that is the Sunday Times Rich List."
capitalism  crisis  middleClass  youth  mentalHealth  anxiety  depression  competition  stress  education  achievement  privilege  celebrity  media  ideology  capitalistRealism  socialMobility  inequality  precarity 
november 2013 by petej
Employment: Presenteeism - Centre for Mental Health
"Productivity losses caused by health problems are more likely to take the form of presenteeism rather than absenteeism among white-collar workers, particularly professional and executive staff, than they are among blue-collar workers. This is pushing up the costs of presenteeism, as the balance of employment shifts away from manual work and towards higher-paid non-manual jobs."

"Presenteeism tends to go up and absenteeism down when jobs are at risk, as employees seek to reduce their chances of being made redundant by maintaining a good attendance record even when unwell. The current weak state of the labour market is therefore increasing presenteeism and its associated costs."
work  labour  health  sickness  mentalHealth  presenteeism  depression  stress  precarity 
october 2013 by petej
BBC News - Is it time to start talking about a depression?
"We're seeing much less pessimism around, but not yet optimism," he says.

"We're in an environment of uncertainty, which is very sentiment driven."

But he adds that many businesses are still concentrating on cost control to grow profits, which suggests a lack of confidence.
recession  depression  UK  economy  economics  statistics 
february 2013 by petej
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