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.

Objectives: 

  • 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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