Lift Depression Book

by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell

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Status

Status is also an important human given connected to our need to be part of a community. A sudden loss in status can result in depression.

Questions to ask when considering the need for status:

  • Have you recently suffered a loss in status, for example; losing your job, retiring, losing your home, leaving work due to illness or injury?
  • Is your status being jeopardised by someone else, either intentionally or unintentionally?
  • Is the responsibility for decisions that you normally make being taken away from you?
  • Do you feel rewarded for what you do?
  • Do you feel good about how others see you or how you view yourself?