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How to Identify and Approach Employees Who Are Depressed or Suicidal

December 21, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Although newer research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that suicide was the second leading cause of death among those individuals aged 15 to 29 globally in 2015. And those numbers only seem to increase each year, especially inside the workplace.

According to Mental Health America:

  • Left untreated, depression is as costly as heart disease or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) to the U.S. economy, costing over $51 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity and $26 billion in direct treatment costs.

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