welcome to beyond blue.
My issues with depression and anxiety surface with things going on at my workplace. The first person I spoke to was mum who I said "I can't do this anymore". I am not sure what I was thinking at the but we had a long conversation. From that conversation (and this is the abridged version) was that mum told me to talk to my boss and go ahead with the GP appointment. From then to this day, I see a psychologist and psychiatrist.
Well, I did speak with my boss about it. Understanding initially. Things were a bit tense when I had a few weeks of stress leave - I was suicidal at the time. But after that he would learn about depression and anxiety and found ways of making work manageable. However, the bosses business partner found out and he was helpful in so far as him having been through a similar situation. In some spaces, the more I spoke about it, I would get others stories and find out that I was not as alone as I thought I was.
I think that what I did might not be everyones cup of tea. Some might even use it a reason to find a new job. Perhaps self-help and taking ideas from the grounding and mindfulness threads might be helpful.
On what everyone else might think, I will steal a line from Brene Brown - she say there are only a small number of people who opinion she care about. The rest don't matter at all. Easier said than done. I think the names could be written on a 1" square bit of paper - depends how small you can write.
Can I ask what it is that worries you about Monday's?
Peace to you,