Re: Dealing with work while depressed.
Thanks all. Things have settled down "somewhat" since my first post. I am currently taking 2 weeks paid leave from work under FMLA / STD. The goal is to forget about the stress of work for awhile and get my head clear. In the meantime I am seeing a new counselor (first meeting yesterday and liked the guy) and have plenty of little projects to do around our new house. While the idea of my taking time off of work did not meet rave reviews initially from my wife / family (to put it mildly), they are understanding and supportive of anything I need to do in order to get better.
Thanks for your stories and support. I am convinced that yes, action is the only way out. That's the route I am pursuing.