Depression in the Workplace

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Depression May Be Affecting Your Workers and Your Business

Untreated depression may be affecting your employees' lives—and your company's success. Our workplace program helps businesses lower costs and increase employee productivity.

Depression is common, occurring in 10% of adults, and leads to increased absenteeism, disability leave, and medical costs. In addition, depression is the leading cause of suicide and is strongly related to alcohol and drug abuse, among other problems.

Most wellness programs don't do an adequate job of addressing employees' mental health needs. Our workplace training can help!

The Solution

Many companies need to decrease costs, but drastic measures such as layoffs may not be necessary if you can help employees be more productive. One way to help employees at work is to train them to recognize depression and know what to do to get treated.

Our Coping with Stress (and Depression) training educates employees about managing their stress and recognizing depression, and motivates them to get help.

Coping with Stress training for employees

Although many companies have employee assistance programs (EAPs) to help employees with depression, these programs typically only have a 5% utilization rate. Our program helps increase employees' EAP usage because we increase awareness of depression and we educate people how to get help. For companies with no EAP, we provide information about resources available to your employees so they can get well.

What people are saying about our program

"We need to have seminars like this at least on a quarterly basis."

"I learned how to cope with stress in ways I hadn't tried before. It was a good class."

"It was valuable to learn the difference between stress and more serious problems."

Our program includes

  • Coping with Stress (and Depression) Training for employees
  • The Cost of Mental Health in the Workplace and Practical Solutions Training for employers and HR professionals (watch the archive webinar and register for our live webinar on November 20, 2014, presented by Dr. Annelle Primm, Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association)
  • Educational Depression Wellness Guides

For Massachusetts employers: Thanks to funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, we are able to provide a number of free Coping with Stress trainings to Massachusetts employers. Contact us to learn more!

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If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-TALK or 911 immediately. For crisis support via text message, text LISTEN to 741741.