One in four adults in the US suffers from some form of mental illness, mostly depression and anxiety disorders. 11% of Americans take an antidepressant. Chances are, someone you work with is depressed.
The cost of depression in lost productivity and health care has been estimated at $83 billion per year. Depression is the primary cause of suicide. More people kill themselves in the US than die in car wrecks.
Yet, depression often is not diagnosed or treated. Men are especially hesitant to get treatment because they perceive it as a sign of weakness.