Dealing with depression in the workplace

Each year depression affects more than 17 million adults and at any one time one employee in 20 is experiencing depression.

Those are just some of the facts about depression and depression in the workplace being highlighted by the high-profile case of Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk.

John Dornheim from the National Alliance on Mental Illness joins Good Day to talk about the group, which works to provide support and raise awareness about mental health issues. He offered the following tips:

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION IN WORKPLACE
Decreased productivity
Moral problems
Lack of cooperation
Safety risks, accidents
Absenteeism
Alcohol and drug abuse

WHAT CAN I DO?
Don't patronize
Listen without judgment
Alert a supervisor about your concern
Be aware of company employee assistance programs
Schedule Mental Health First Aid classes at your company

LINK:  www.NAMIDallas.org

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