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I'm with ya, 32. Even if you're depressed as fuck, that doesn't mean you don't need to be at least a little hygienic. I can understand not shaving for a month or eating a tub of Ben and Jerry's while watching some sad movie. But you need to take a damn shower. Not just for yourself, but for the people around you. I can not stand the smell of someone's BO. It's fucking disgusting. I'd tell him to take a shower before he comes into work. OP shouldn't have to deal with that. If you want to smell like shit on your own time be my guest, but in a professional environment you need to be somewhat clean. That's just downright nasty.

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I suffered from severe depressions for years and most of the time I was able to maintain at least a minimum of hygiene, take a shower now and then or change clothes. I admit there were times when I just had no energy for things like this - but then I was simply not able to go to work or university too. I admit though, that every person is different when it comes to things like this. Anyway, I think a direct approach might still be the best thing one can do.

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I battled depression (almost to the point of suicide) but I never went that long without a shower. but people do handle it in different ways, so you may be right.

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I can go a week, a week and a half without showering or changing my clothes. All depends on your mood, when you're down you really couldn't care less about yourself.

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he still has a job and therefore, still needs to maintain a professional image. you can get a hot shower at a truck stop where they also have laundromats. that is IF a friend or relative wouldn't take him in the the instance of homelessness.

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Megan, not every homeless person has relatives / friends or the means to get to a truck stop. None of the truck stops near me have showers either. While I agree maintaining a professional image is important, not everyone has the ability to.

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