Subtle Signs of Depression
It’s easy to dismiss dips in mood, sleep issues, or suppressed appetite. But these could be subtle symptoms of depression. People with mild depression are six times more likely to slip into major depression. So, if you notice these types of symptoms, or others like sadness and waning interest in activities lingering for a couple of weeks, see a mental health professional or your EAP. Major depression can have long-term effects on your body, even contributing to dementia and heart problems. A short assessment takes only a few minutes and it could help confirm or rule out the diagnosis.
To learn more about recognizing stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace, register for our upcoming EAP supervisor series training session through MyPath.
EAP Series: Recognizing Stress, Depression, and Anxiety in the Workplace
December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Everyone experiences highs and lows in their mood and variations in ability to manage stressors. In 2016, approximately 19% of adults report suffering from mental illness. As supervisors, it’s important to identify symptoms that may indicate that an employee may be struggling. This workshop is designed to provide supervisors with tools to recognize signs of depression, anxiety and distress in your employees and what supervisors can do.