Depression: A World Crisis
Life is hard, but that is no reason to end it. One of the key goals of my website is to encourage suicide prevention among those struggling with depression, especially in the workplace. Through my organization based in Chicago, Illinois, I hope to share stories that bring awareness of depression and enlightenment about the extent of mental illness to the world. My aim is to put together a world community to prevent people from harming themselves. "You are not alone. We share this planet together."
Say NO to Bad Bosses
Say NO to WorkPlace Bullying
Say NO to WorkPlace Mental Cruelty
Hello, my name is Sandra Snowden. Depression. I have it. I am a workplace suicide survivor. I am one of the lucky ones. I hope my voice will speak for millions of others whose voices have been silenced by suicide. There is Hope. Depression does not discriminate. It affects one out of every four people on the planet. I also suffer with panic attacks, anxiety and PTSD.
These conditions are considered a disability under The Americans for Disability Act (ADA). I have filed against my former employer with both The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and with The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). Finally, after two years of investigation, I have been given my (Right to Sue) notice from both government agencies. The IDHR alone found "Substantial Cause" against my former employer on violation of six of my civil rights.
I have now filed a Pro se, Federal lawsuit against my former employer, Knighthouse Media for harassment (bullying), age discrimination, retaliation, interference with my medical leave and several others charges. If the courts would allow me, I would also file suit for workplace bullying, mental cruelty, and verbal abuse. I hope that my case will bring to light a dialogue in the American workplace and the world that this kind of treatment which I have suffered from my former employer must end. Millions of people suffer in silence with depression daily at their desk. Many are bullied by their bosses. Many commit suicide while employed at their companies from being bullied. I call this Workplace “Bullycide,” and it must be stopped.