Lesson 2 Warning signs

  • Lack of reward or recognition
  • Feeling underused or undervalued
  • Doing regular monotonous work
  • Constant chaos, high pressure or being in receipt of bad planning and/or delegation
  • Working too hard, too fast or too long
  • Being micromanaged – a lack of control over own workload
  • Lack of support and/or insufficient help from others
  • Lack of work relationships
  • Too many responsibilities
  • Being a perfectionist.
  • “Every day is a bad day”
  • Helplessness – caring about work/home is a waste of energy
  • Exhaustion
  • Feeling detached from yourself (de-personalization)
  • Most of your day is about performing mind-numbing tasks
  • You feel nothing is appreciated
  • Nothing makes any difference
  • Change in appetite
  • Frequent illness
  • Headaches
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • RECOGNISE and UNDERSTAND what you might be seeing
  • REFLECT on work life – yours or theirs
  • REACT to what you see in yourself or others
  • REALISE the source of the burnout
  • REVERSE any constant damaging

Stress – does this look familiar?

Mental Health‘s connection to other health issues

Mental health has many interactions with other areas of health. Sometimes symptoms from different diagnoses are similar, which is why it is not possible to make a diagnosis directly. Therefore, there can also be interrelationships with other diseases. For example, a life-threatening illness such as cancer can also trigger depression, or an anxiety disorder can be the trigger for stomach problems or pain.

Just as there is a connection between mental and physical illnesses, mental illnesses can also reinforce or condition each other. For example, depression can increase other phobias or issues.

If you identify with these symptoms, please speak to your doctor.