THE SOUTH AFRICAN
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
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IN THE WORKPLACE

New Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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JOURNAL

Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

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SPEAKING BOOKS

suicide book

Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

depression book

HOW DEPRESSION AFFECTS EMPLOYEES

The most serious consequences of employee stress, anxiety or depression, according to a survey of medical personnel and employee assistant programme directors, is as follows:

Effect

Percent who answered

Reduced productivity

47%

Morale problems

40%

Absenteeism

40%

Alcohol/substance abuse

30%

Poor work quality

29%

High turnover

21%

Accidents

21%

Totals more than 100% because those questioned could pick several answers.

SOURCE: National Mental Health Association, MIT Sloan School of Management/Analysis Group Inc. New York Business Group on Health

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

· Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood

· Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism

· Loss of pleasure or interest in ordinary activities

· Problems with sleep (insomnia, early morning waking or oversleeping)

· Eating disturbances (loss of appetite or overeating)

· Decreased energy; fatigue

· Restlessness; irritability

· Difficulty concentrating, remembering or making decisions

· Inappropriate feelings of guilt

· Thoughts of death or suicide

WHO GETS DEPRESSION

· An estimated 17.6 million Americans each year

· Twice as many women as men (25 percent of women vs. 11 percent of men)

· Children as young as 5 have been treated for depression

· 10 percent up to 65 percent of older people

 

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