Dealing with depression at the workplace

Depression is the most silent and most potent killer at the workplace. It is a greater causer of disability at the workplace than even heart disease, hypertension and diabetes, and results in a whopping loss of $50 billion to treat.  What makes depression dangerous is that if untreated, undiagnosed, or ineffectively treated, it is the most important cause of suicide. Stress and anxiety greatly affect all the core areas of one’s work life, such as workplace performance, relationship with coworkers and peers, quality of work, and relationships with superiors.

For these reasons, it is imperative for organizations to learn to deal with depression at the workplace. They should not only be mentally healthy themselves; they should also know what signs of depression to look for in their colleagues. They and their fellow employees should know how to look for steps with which to identify and deal with a colleague who may be suicidal. This knowledge, along with the skills needed for dealing with these situations, may be the difference between life and death.

Learn the ways of identifying and dealing with depression at the workplace

This all-important issue concerning employees’ mental health will be the topic of a critically important webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the HR industry, is organizing. To enroll for this webinar, just log on to http://www.trainhr.com/control/w_product/~product_id=701486LIVE/.

The speaker at this webinar is Jim Zalud, body language expert for the CBS affiliate WIFR TV-23 in Rockford, IL, who has conducted seminars for business and law enforcement personnel for the past 30 years. This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

It is important to accommodate

When a clinically depressed employee returns to work after absence, accommodating her is paramount to prevent her condition from relapsing. Doing this is good for the company too, as in some cases, such a step will help it to retain the skills and experience the employee has at the job.

These are the areas Jim will be covering at this highly interesting webinar:

  • Know the impact of depression and anxiety in the workplace
  • Know the signs of an employee in crisis
  • Know where and what to say-and don’t say-to a person in crises
  • Know how to accommodate a returning stressed employee
  • Know the resources available to facilitate a resolution
  • Know the impact of depression and anxiety in the workplace
  • Know the signs of an employee in crisis
  • Know where and what to say-and don’t say-to a person in crises
  • Know how to accommodate a returning stressed employee
  • Know the resources available to facilitate a resolution.
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