What You Need to Know When Addressing Depression in the Workplace
Course # 363
Clinical depression has become one of America’s most costly illnesses. Left untreated, depression is as costly as heart disease, costing over $54 billion in absenteeism from work, lost productivity and direct treatment costs. More than 80% of people can be successfully treated. With early recognition, intervention, and support, most employees can overcome clinical depression and pick-up where they left off. In this course, you will find out how to recognize depression and what you can do in your role as supervisor.
- To help supervisors play a key role in recognizing the early warning signs of clinical depression in the workplace;
- To offer a template for a sensitive and appropriate interaction with a person whose performance is declining;
- To share information about the symptoms, treatment, course of the illness, and recovery, from depression;
- To share information about the characteristics of a supportive workplace.
- Be able to recognize signs of depression in the workplace;
- Know how to prepare for and conduct a performance interview;
- Be familiar with constructive dialogue skills that can help ensure a successful EAP referral;
- Assess your workplace to find out if it is a supportive environment for employees;
- Learn about helpful resources on campus, including a new initiative to assist employees with depression, Well@Work.
Participants (audience course is aimed at):
Supervisors at The University of Iowa.