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Article from Pakwired

According to the World Health Organization, depression affects around one in 20 people,1 meaning that if you have 100 employees, it is likely that five of them are suffering from depression.

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Personal and professional development and effectiveness expert Beth Burgess has put together a list of eight signs to help you recognise depression in the workplace – you can read about these here.

It is important to be able to recognize depression in the workplace, so that your colleague or employee can get proper help to sort it out. Depression is not a sign of weakness — it’s an illness, and there are steps that can be taken to solve it.

While it’s not your job as an employer to diagnose depression in your staff, you certainly can help. It’s in your best interests to do something about it as workplace depression can lead to lower productivity, absenteeism and, in the worst cases, drug and alcohol abuse on company premises.

Read the full article here.

References
  1. World Health Organization. Depression – A global public health concern. Available at: http://www.who.int/mental_health/management/depression/who_paper_depression_wfmh_2012.pdf. Accessed May 2017.

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