Although depression risk is soaring for employees, the vast majority of employees are not getting the screening and care they need— according to new research from the Integrated Benefits Institute.
Depression, in particular, represents a disproportionately high productivity cost to employers with just one in ten people getting the recommended screening for depression, with the risk of depression soaring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The study also found that preventive care already was lagging before COVID-19, and there are concerns that it will worsen due to challenges from the pandemic.
With delayed care and barriers to care in the current environment, it has become critical that employers attempt to remove as many obstacles as possible and encourage employees and their families to get back on the pathway to wellness.
To screen for depression go to: https://eapassist.com.au/screening-tools/
For self-care tools to help address depression go to: https://eapassist.com.au/digital/