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Just as depression impacts every aspect of life,
work performance and productivity are almost always negatively affected as well.

Did you know mental illnesses like depression
cause more days of work loss and
work impairment than any other
chronic health conditions, including
arthritis, asthma, back pain,
diabetes, hypertension and
heart disease?


Individuals with depression are twice as
likely to develop coronary artery disease,
twice as likely to have a stroke – and more
than four times as likely to die within six
months of having a heart attack.

These are just some of the reasons why
it's important to identify and treat


Download and answer this brief questionnaire to see if you may be at risk for depression. Share your completed form with your healthcare professionals. This tool is not a substitute for an assessment from a medical professional.
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Note: Only a qualified physician or mental health provider can provide a complete assessment and diagnosis of depression. Print and fill out this questionnaire and then take it to your health care provider.


How depression looks to others

This chart explains how the signs of depression might look to co-workers:


What depression feels like How it looks to co-workers

Slowed thoughts and difficulty thinking

Poor quality work

Lack of concentration

Procrastination, accidents on the job

Forgetfulness and difficulty remembering

Poor quality work

Trouble making decisions 

Procrastination, indecisiveness,

slowed productivity

Reduced interest, low motivation

Presenteeism – "just showing up"


Missed deadlines, absenteeism

In MEN – irritability, anger
In WOMEN – tearfulness, upset

Poor relationships with co-workers, boss, clients; low morale in the workplace

Sleep disturbance, can't get
going in the a.m.

Late to work


It is a sign of strength to reach out for

help when you or a loved one needs it.

You are not alone. It's likely that your

workplace offers support for

depression. The most important

thing is to reach out for help

and not ignore the problem.


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