Depression in the Workplace
Work is a central facet of modern life, and depressive illnesses can significantly affect an individual’s ability to find, retain, and regain meaningful employment. These webpages are designed to help employers increase their understanding of these illnesses and identify strategies for creating supportive and positive workplace environments.
Depressive illnesses are serious, often chronic conditions that rank among the leading causes of disability worldwide – but they are also treatable. Programs focused on raising awareness and promoting early identification and effective treatment of these disorders can improve both clinical and workplace outcomes, and help employees thrive at work. Explore these pages to learn more:
Why employers should care about depression
Stigma in the Workplace
Work-related Stressors and Depression
Developing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)