My Father passed away last year and since then I am having issue like depression and anxiety. And the project I am working in is making it worse. I have not slept well in weeks and started to have night sweats. I am really stressed with my new project and don't know what to do. I fell too much burden and feel like no one is there to help me. I am currently working at Infosys and my probation period is still not over, there are still 6 months left. I have signed the service agreement so I could not leave the company. What should I do? I want release from this project but it has only been 4 months. I don't want to work here anymore. Should I ask my manager about it?? Or should I go to HR? Will they help me?

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    I’m very sorry for your loss. When you say you “feel like no one is there to help [you]”, I don’t think this is true. I actually know your company, Infosys. Very large company. Talk to your manager, explain that you’ve been dealing a lot with personal life stress (whether you want to be specific is up to you) and you are concerned about your assignment and perhaps you need some help. There’s nothing wrong with this. Work should never be a solo mission as that could massively decrease productivity. Also seek some professional help.
    – user82352
    Commented May 31, 2020 at 5:41
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    As far as your mental health, talk to anyone. My girlfriend recently went through the same thing. The fact that I was there for her to cry on and talk to make her feel very grateful. Your personal life is also not a solo mission. Talk to a friend or family member or partner or religious leader or therapist or coworker. There’s help anywhere where you are. People always want other people to feel happy and will do anything to help out.
    – user82352
    Commented May 31, 2020 at 5:47
  • Last year is well over 4 months ago, you need to come to terms with this and don't blame a bereavement as the cause. Get professional help.
    – Kilisi
    Commented May 31, 2020 at 6:32
  • Things like this can take some time to manifest themselves, I know some people struggling months after the event, so I don't think this is that unusual. I agree to get help, though.
    – bytepusher
    Commented May 31, 2020 at 7:09
  • HR is there to protect the company.
    – DKNguyen
    Commented May 31, 2020 at 7:32

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Should I ask my manager about it?

Yes, but be realistic. Go to the manager with some idea what can be done to solve your problems. Do you need time off? Do you need help from somebody else for a short time (and if so, who)?

Or should I go to HR?

No. HR don't manage projects.

Will they help me?

It's impossible to say until you try. Some companies care about their staff in order to get the best from them. Others don't care and just want staff to work harder.

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