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    1. velvetpuzzled

      velvetpuzzled Well-Known Member

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      My brother is stressed about the designs he would like to have for a new shop. He can't concentrate on his work maybe he is thinking about his health too much. Its because he was diagnosed with a severe illness. I'm not aware if it is because of his workloads or he is developing a mild depression. Should his behavior be given an attention? Your words of advice, please.
       
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    3. Marnie Dorsey

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      It's quite difficult to assume that he has mild depression. He could be overthinking of so many things. Maybe he needs a break from his routine.
       
    4. Nanci Meserve

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      At first, he needs to relax but if stress becomes chronic, that will need attention. Yes, it might be the cause of depression.
       
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      He needs to engage in any other activities that he'll find interesting. That night help.
       
    6. velvetpuzzled

      velvetpuzzled Well-Known Member

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      Thanks to all! I'll try to talk with my brother and suggest him to seek guidance about his depression. If you still have something in mind or other suggestions please leave us a post here.
       
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      velvetpuzzled Well-Known Member

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      I agree that my brother might be overthinking and will need help. I guess it needs to clarify if he has a mild depression by a counseling.
       
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    8. Oilytrunk

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      Hi! Being an Engineer is a tough job. It will require a lot of your energy and time, especially in doing design works. If your brother is having a hard time with this and you feel that he is experiencing mild depression, maybe it is time to seek guidance from a counselor. This way, your brother can immediately address this problem.
       
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      That's true! That's why we are encouraging my brother to seek guidance from a counselor. Thanks for your concern and advice as well.
       
    10. MSHOfficial

      MSHOfficial Well-Known Member EngineeringClicks Expert

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      I would say yes. When it comes to mental health nothing should be taken lightly. Mental health has always been a taboo topic to discuss, but it is real. Concealed depression, hypertension and blood pressure problems are all too real.

      If he does stress a lot and he is feeling unhealthy because of it, you should do something to help him for sure. Take him off the work for a few days. And try to notice any changes. If there are none you should/must take him for a check up.

      I never used to take care of myself while working and the work pressure might have caused my stage 1 hypertension. And I have to constantly take bp tablets now and I would not want anyone to go through this. I was away from my family, and no one was there to care for me, nobody saw it coming and I myself didn’t think it would be this bad.

      So my advice, don’t take it lightly. First try to take him off the work for a week or so and if he still keeps stressing you must take him for a checkup. I wish good health for your brother.
       
    11. Exupery

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      Hello Velvet,
      To add to MSH insightful advice (thank you for sharing your personal experience by the way! It doesn't come often that someone is open and straight forward about these sorts of things), I was going through a rough time and had no support system around. Plus, the suggestions of getting help didn't ring a bell to me: I was going through a rough patch basically. It happens. I will go through it and come out of it. My daily life with its ups and downs was a car: Obviously, it has ups and downs too, gets little trouble, we stop by the side of the road. But I'm the only mechanic for it. And I have been acquainted with it enough. So there is nothing out of the unusual, nothing worth ringing the bill.

      I was pretty open about talking about my hard time though. A friend, upon hearing my allegory of the car, simply told me: "If you feel your car has one steering wheel and it's acting up, fine. But maybe your car has three steering wheels right now. Maybe you can't find the brake and maybe you are driving on black ice at 60mph. If it's the case, you should probably seek a co-pilot until things settle down.

      That definitely put me on the path for seeking help to manage my mind's radioactive activity and my newfound anxieties related to work an studies. It took time but the good thing about therapists is that they don't want to be your co-pilot for the rest of their lives. At least, that was the case for those surrounding me.

      So, try to get your brother to open up and speak in more details about his personal status regarding his mind. Did he sharpen it then turn it against himself? Can he still control his thoughts and direct his mental efforts or shut them down however he wants? Is he getting on the way of activities he used to enjoy and leisure he used to have?

      Good luck and all the best for your brother. Mental health is just like showering and brushing your teeth: it has to be tended daily through little gestures.
       

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