How employers can support employees with depression

Sadness, difficulty concentrating and making decisions, slowed thoughts. Depression can feel suffocating and never-ending to individuals who have it, and at work it can manifest in missed deadlines, tardiness and poor work quality.

Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost of $17 billion to $44 billion to employers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Depression is a major cause of disability, absenteeism, presenteeism and productivity loss among working-age adults.

Read more about how employers can support employees with depression in the original article on SHRM.com.