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Out Of The Depths: Combating Depression In The Workplace
Have You Ever…

.felt unsure of how to approach a family member, friend or colleague who may be struggling with a mental health issues?
.wondered what the early warning signs of Depression might be?
.wished that you could help break the silence and provide a safe and accepting workplace?

Untreated mood disorders are costly – personally, corporately and socially. We know that mental health claims are the fastest growing category of disability costs and that the workplace is an important venue for detection, support and connection to treatment.

In this presentation, we will examine three of the major mood disorders including Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Though Depression is a wide spread illness that affects about 10% of the population there is a lot of misinformation surrounding it. We will look at how it differs from the blues and how this biochemical disorder causes changes in a person’s mood, behaviour and feelings and interferes with their everyday living.

Through this stress and depression presentation, you will become aware of not only the signs, but the impact and treatment options available for Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Seasonal Affective Disorder. You will gain the insight and the practical tools needed to reduce the stigma and provide support to a co-worker, employee or family member who may be exhibiting and experiencing one of these mental illnesses.

What have others said about this presentation:
“Excellent – I realized the impact of Depression in many areas of life.” Guelph Services For Persons With Disabilities

"I have a much better understanding of these illnesses and their treatments and I now realize how much this affects our whole population". Ontario Public Guardian and Trustees Office

01/22/2013 11:00 am o'clock
01/22/2013 12:00 pm o'clock
Silvi Verder

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Who should participate:

This workshop is ideal for Managers and Team Leaders, Administrative Professionals, Front-Line Staff and Social Services, Caregivers, Teachers, Emergency Personnel & Responders and anyone who wants a better understanding of the issues surrounding depression and who is open to making their workplace a healthier place for all!

What you will learn:

  • Increase your knowledge of the signs and symptoms of Depression in the workplace in order to recognize the early warning signs of someone that may be at risk
  • Utilize strategies for the early detection and for coping with this illness in order to effectively encourage support and help
  • Validate and direct those experiencing Depression to helpful resources in order to minimize the negative impact that this illness can have on the individual, their family and their livelihood.

Recommended Resources:

There are several videos on Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder from Beverly Beuermann-King at
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