NEW YORK -- The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.
The trend was most pronounced among white men and women in that age group. Their suicide rate jumped 40 percent... Read More »
By Molly Blake
In April 2011, a young Army wife posted a chilling comment on her blog that began, "If you are reading this, you should know that I'm dead."
The 27-year-old woman continued, "at least I hope I'm dead ... it would be awful to fail at your own suicide."
The woman reportedly received treatment... Read More »
Many recent health books such as "The Vitamin D Cure" and "The Vitamin D Solution" are boasting the numerous health and weight loss benefits of Vitamin D. Did you know that nearly all overweight women have LOW levels of Vitamin D? Read More »
President Barack Obama hasn't given up on it. Having seen Congressional Republicans dash his hopes of passing his American Jobs bill as a whole, Obama is now seeking to get his plan through in what he calls "bite-sized pieces."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he will try and introduce a... Read More »
If corporations are people, as some politicians famously claim, then should they be expected to act like it?
Not according to one UPS supervisor in Kentucky, should the charges against him be proven to be true. When 46-year-old Dona Kerger approached her superiors at her Kentucky UPS branch about finding a... Read More »
Losing a job can be tough. Whether you're one of many cut during a mass layoff or singled out because you and the boss just didn't see eye to eye, getting fired for many workers is a life-altering event.
In part that's because we're human, and losing a job -- and the income and self fulfillment that comes... Read More »
The debate about whether working women can have it all has been going for decades, and there's no shortage of those who believe firmly one way or the other.
A new study finds, however, that working moms can reduce the risk of depression if they at least admit that they can't do it all and acknowledge that... Read More »
When a Wisconsin kindergarten teacher was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she requested a reassignment to a first grade class, thinking that would relieve some of her stress. She also was managing fibromyalgia and depression, but wanted to continue working with the students, and felt capable of it, with... Read More »
Was it harder than usual to get up today? Are you feeling a little lackluster at work? Don't worry. The whole world is in the same boat, according to Cardiff University's Cliff Arnall. The third Monday of January is always the year's most depressing day. He calls it "Blue Monday."
Arnall invented a formula... Read More »
Suicide Mark Madoff seems like the latest victim of joblessness. During the two years after his father Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme was outed, Mark tried and couldn't find work. As the Daily News reports, Mark "cast about among his old contacts on Wall Street, but could barely get anyone to even call him back." Read More »
Clinical depression is not just a disease of the unemployed or an uninvited visitor around the holiday season. No, clinical depression tends to afflict the employed and can hover over them every minute of their working day, no matter the season of the year.
Psychology Today lists 10 career paths that have been... Read More »
A man who was looking for help from an employment agency but was turned away, was recently accused of fatally stabbing the agency owner in her apartment in Flushing, New York. According to the police, the suspect previously served time for assaulting the victim and had multiple restraining orders taken out... Read More »
A recent New York Times/CBS News poll of unemployed adults pretty much confirms what we already knew: Unemployment stinks. Bad.
It can lead to emotional havoc, mental (and physical) health issues, relationship difficulties, poverty and foreclosures, even financial ruin. But what the poll doesn't... Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who tend to the elderly, change diapers and serve up food and drinks have the highest rates of depression among U.S. workers. Overall, 7 percent of full-time workers battled depression in the past year, according to a government report available Saturday. Women were more likely than men... Read More »