Talking about depression in the workplace is something that isn’t encouraged enough. With employees in the corporate world being expected to give and be at their best in order to succeed, many people choose not to discuss their mental health in fear of losing their jobs. With a staggering 300 million people affected by depression globally, this can also lead to a loss of productivity in the workplace.
It’s important for employers to create an open environment in which employees feel comfortable to disclose any mental health problems they may be facing.
There are ways you can help. Firstly, there are many signs to spot that indicate an employee may be living with depression. Secondly, if an employee does open up to you, there are many ways you can support them and work with them to help cope with their depression: