Employee Well-Being: Workplace Depression and Strategies for Employee Well-Being and Productivity

Tasha Patterson@Work

DepressionBy Kristin Tugman, PhD, CRC, LPC

VP, Health and Productivity Analytics & Consulting Practice, Group Insurance

Approximately 10% of the population experiences depression within a given year.1 The World Health Organization indicates that depression will be the number two cause of the overall health burden by 2020 and could become the leading cause by 2030.1 Depression generally resolves with proper care, but of all people diagnosed with depression every year, only 29% inquire about care and even fewer receive treatment.2

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