Starting the Dialogue: Depression in the Workplace

It’s time for an open dialogue about depression in the workplace. An estimated one in five Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. The number one cause of adult disability worldwide is psychiatric disease. Depression is a major business issue. The decrease in productivity, increased errors, absenteeism, short term and long term disability cause staggering financial losses to corporate America. Depression (and mental illness) is a secret that no one wants to talk about for fear of being labeled, judged, marginalized and negatively impacted at work. American businesses are not addressing this increasing and pervasive problem.


  • Identify the signs and symptoms of depression in the workplace.
  • Establish the need for employee self-awareness and educational programs as part of a company-wide strategy.

Speaker: Carol Kivler, MS, CSP, CMT, President, Kivler Communications

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