Webinar Recording: Understanding Suicide’s Impact in the Workplace

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The rising suicide rate has become a global issue with far reaching impact, and workplaces are not immune. Every 40 seconds a person commits suicide — the World Health Organization estimates that number will be every 20 seconds by 2020. Suicide rates have significantly increased in the United States since 1999, and in about half the states, the rate went up by 30%. In addition, child suicide attempts between the ages of 5-18 have doubled since 2007 to 1.2 million. More than ever before, employees are looking to their employers for help.

Depression and anxiety are precursors to suicide, and workplace depression will be the number one cause of lost productivity in all economically-advanced countries by 2030. Mental health is a crisis in our society and in our workplaces, and employers and the disability industry are in a unique position to positively impact this crisis through best practices. This session demonstrated how to recognize the signs and design effective support systems within your workplace.


  • Kristin Tugman, Ph.D., Vice President, Health and Productivity Analytics and Consulting Practice, Workplace Solutions Group, Prudential


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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