It’s time for an open dialogue about depression in the workplace. An estimated 1 in 5 Americans 18 and older suffer from 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. Carol Kivler starts the dialogue about depression in the workplace. She brings a unique perspective to this subject. As an international corporate trainer and international executive coach with an MS in Human Resource Education, as well as a consumer, who has lived with clinical depression for over 20 years, Carol understands both sides of the equation. She equips employers with strategies to create an atmosphere that respects and responds to a workforce directly or indirectly affected by depression. Further, she addresses the stigma that prevents employees from admitting they are suffering from a mental illness.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of depression in the workplace.
- Understand the difference human resource professionals can make in altering the impact of depression and incorporate strategies to address employee depression.
- Establish the need for employee self-awareness and educational programs as part of a company- wide strategy.
Carol Kivler, CMT, CSP
President, Kivler Communications
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