Why Address Depression at Work?
Because identifying and treating depression can improve productivity and your bottom line
Depressive disorders are common but complex and serious illnesses that affect almost 16 million Americans.1
Although many forms of depression exist, they share the same symptoms, such as overwhelming sadness, frustration, irritability, hopelessness, and the inability to feel pleasure or joy. Depression is a cause of disability, absenteeism, presenteeism, and productivity loss among working-age adults.2
- National Institute of Mental Health, www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/major-depression-among-adults.shtml
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/index.html