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Why You Should Talk About Your Anxiety at Work | Adam Whybrew | TED

We can’t get rid of anxiety and depression, so we might as well talk about it, says depression truth-teller Adam Whybrew. Sharing his own experience with mental illness, he reveals the surprising benefits of opening up about stress at work — and why being vulnerable creates a safe space for everyone. If you love watching…

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51 Comments

  1. @kat.b.7287

    June 15, 2024 at 7:11 am

    This is right on time, as I am at work and feeling anxious

  2. @zeljkotomic4517

    June 15, 2024 at 7:13 am

    R. U. use hipnotic voice on us?🤔
    Sure sound hipnotic.
    I m sleepy, very sleepy 😴
    😂

  3. @Nannada1212

    June 15, 2024 at 7:13 am

    Meanwhile, companies will do anything to not give insurance, and give “resources” for therapy that are almost impossible to qualify for.
    I’m glad your green force field and your imaginary button work for you.
    Can your regular employees afford professional help?

  4. @juliahenriques210

    June 15, 2024 at 7:26 am

    How about job stability, livable wage +20 to 30% for extras, career plans, relocation plans for when you find out that job isn’t actually for you, and low tolerance for any kind of harassment? That would solve 95% of all job anxiety in our industrialised world.

    • @natashab8830

      June 15, 2024 at 7:43 am

      Absolutely !

    • @Lolcoca

      June 15, 2024 at 8:31 am

      Absolutely TRUE !

  5. @ViKODiN_

    June 15, 2024 at 7:30 am

    Frist

  6. @TheLivirus

    June 15, 2024 at 7:34 am

    Summary: Is work making you sick? Let’s be sick together.

  7. @alg003

    June 15, 2024 at 7:38 am

    People are struggling with anxiety and depression due to work because of the work. Management has never been more toxic in and outside of the workplace. And now, union jobs are being erased, so we’re getting less money, fewer benefits, less being treated like people, and more like robots. If we call off a few times, we can get fired. If we screw up or just have an accident, we get punished and humiliated. We are expected to do our jobs perfectly, every time, all the time, for not enough money to live on.

    • @K4R3N

      June 15, 2024 at 8:52 am

      And if you complain they’ll ship your job to Asia or South America.

  8. @user-ep2zu5ln9r

    June 15, 2024 at 7:46 am

    Wonderful conversation

  9. @nothinginteresting1662

    June 15, 2024 at 7:50 am

    Believe it or not, the stigma on mental health is real. People would sympathize with you if you are physically ill. But mentally- they would run away far from you. And those “dear” to you would do everything in their power to stop you from talking about your experience. Because they don’t want to associate themselves with a “fool”. It is completely considered not okay to talk about your mental instability, no matter the awareness campaigns.

    It is not even an illness per se. I would say that majority of these conditions are a reaction to the fast-paced, urgency-driven, performance-based, do-or-die, dog-eat-dog world we have come to accept as reality.

    Mindfulness definitely helps.

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    June 15, 2024 at 8:06 am

    Free Palestine 🇵🇸

  11. @SurfbyShootin

    June 15, 2024 at 8:14 am

    Ah yes, volunteer your emotional information so that your employers can leverage it against you as they have been doing to you collectively for decades. This time they have AI, but they won’t exploit you with it this time, right?

    Keep them in the dark because they are in asymmetric warfare with you. Never forget that.

  12. @alishirmohammadlou

    June 15, 2024 at 8:16 am

    Please don’t say kos anymore

  13. @johnston.scott64

    June 15, 2024 at 8:17 am

    So how do you deal with people that you know or lying to you, subverting you, basically trying to shut you out. Won’t let you do your job that you were hired to do regardless of your skill level? How do you deal with punks like that?

    • @K4R3N

      June 15, 2024 at 8:57 am

      You gotta leave. Toxic situations usually don’t get better on their own. I made many moves until I found the right place and have been at my current job for 4 years working for/with nice people. I had to go through MANY trash places first. Treat it like dating, it’s not a marriage. If it’s not the place for you, keep looking.

  14. @jasonsworld333

    June 15, 2024 at 8:18 am

    Lol not even gonna take the time to say everything i think but this is worthless

  15. @HeyRadu

    June 15, 2024 at 8:32 am

    Cause and effect – no wonder Europe tends to swing to radical right 🤷🏽‍♂

  16. @K4R3N

    June 15, 2024 at 8:52 am

    Work really sucks these days. That’s if you even have a job.

  17. @TheBHAitken

    June 15, 2024 at 9:30 am

    No thanks, we don’t want to get fired.

  18. @Naturefarmcitylife

    June 15, 2024 at 9:33 am

  19. @BrainiousPodcast

    June 15, 2024 at 9:40 am

    I love it that we can find big inspirations in Ted all the time. Spreading knowledge feels amazing, I realised it mostly when I started a youtube chanel with my husband.

  20. @gedeonnunes5626

    June 15, 2024 at 10:17 am

    Employers promoting a healthy work environment ❌❌❌
    Workers needing to manage their anxiety at work ✅✅✅

  21. @wlrswhskrs

    June 15, 2024 at 10:35 am

    Just reading this TED Talk title makes me anxious…

  22. @macdisciple

    June 15, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    Man – I shared an issue with a colleague. Later that information was disclosed to by the colleague and it betrayed me.

  23. @meccamadina7371

    June 15, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    if i talk about my anxiety of getting old and having no life partner i’ll get fired for harassment

  24. @ferdinandotto6944

    June 15, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you

  25. @kerlipkerlap

    June 16, 2024 at 9:28 am

    this is what i always talking about everytime i have to teach my junior😭👏🏻

  26. @wallacejames221

    June 16, 2024 at 10:41 am

    This man is trying to get me fired.

  27. @darinherrick9224

    June 16, 2024 at 11:35 am

    This doesn’t work if you work from home.

  28. @StorytimewithSai

    June 16, 2024 at 11:37 am

    Thank you ❤

  29. @MissFatz

    June 16, 2024 at 11:50 am

    Happy International Father’s day to all the men them.

  30. @MissFatz

    June 16, 2024 at 11:50 am

    Thank you, that was Soo informative speech.

  31. @christopherriveradiaz6463

    June 16, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    Yes, the anxiety is horrible, thank you for the great video.

  32. @queenie1409

    June 17, 2024 at 1:18 am

    Practical experience

  33. @mikhailp3088

    June 17, 2024 at 2:09 am

    When I was stressed at work, I would come home thinking about tasks and problems I needed to solve the next day. Eventually, I started talking about it with my colleagues. Within a month, we were all discussing work problems every day and remained stressed. I quit my job six months ago.

  34. @alwayswin7269

    June 17, 2024 at 10:14 am

    great video.

  35. @iamstudyingenglish.takeite4352

    June 17, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks.

  36. @Gruso57

    June 17, 2024 at 11:11 pm

    If you see an awareness campaign by a corporation that you work for, it is purely virtue signaling. You will be churned right out if they find out you are suffering from a mental illness as it hurts their bottom line. Save the mental health conversations for the therapist, not with HR or colleagues. They aren’t there for that and will often betray you. Even if they don’t, it’s too big of a risk to take.

  37. @aleiram4748

    June 18, 2024 at 12:39 am

    You’re brave!✨

  38. @CristoferDiaz-nq1rg

    June 18, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    Good video, is a good conference

  39. @EchoMountain47

    June 18, 2024 at 10:47 pm

    It took guts to share your story with your coworkers like that, especially because, as you acknowledged, that doesn’t always go well for people. Great talk. Thank you and hope you remain well

  40. @auspak7685

    June 19, 2024 at 12:50 am

    Up until the end, I was really looking forward to him coming up with some concrete stuff instead of just building up. Disappointing.

  41. @pierrethegod22

    June 19, 2024 at 7:07 am

    The moment I get anxiety at work, I start looking for another job. There is not a single job on this planet that is worth exchanging my mental heath.

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    June 19, 2024 at 4:29 pm

    Yeah yeah yeah

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