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Starting the Dialogue: Depression in the Workplace
Monday 06/18/2018 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Relationship Management, Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Midlevel
Workplace Application:
You will learn strategies to create an atmosphere that respects and responds to a workforce affected by depression. 

It's time for an open dialogue about depression and mental illness in the workplace. An estimated 1 in 5 adult Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder. The number one cause of adult disability worldwide is psychiatric disease. The decrease in productivity, increased errors, absenteeism, presenteeism, short/long term disability cause staggering financial losses to corporate America. This session will address the pervasive stigma that prevents employees from admitting they are suffering from a mental illness. You will learn:

  • How to identify the signs and symptoms of depression in the workplace.
  • The difference you can make in altering the impact of depression and incorporate strategies to address employee depression.
  • How to establish the need for employee self-awareness and educational programs as part of a company-wide strategy.
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Carol Kivler, President,
Kivler Communications