Understanding depressive illness

1 hour instructor-led seminar or webinar
For people leaders and employees


Individuals suffering from depression often feel distant from friends and loved ones and can find it difficult to perform to their maximum productivity in the workplace. They can often have high rates of absenteeism or be unfocused. This situation is exacerbated by the stigma that still exists around depression and the reluctance to discuss it openly at home or at work.

The facilitator will encourage participants to shatter popular myths and misconceptions about depression and to increase their understanding of the causes, triggers, and symptoms of depressive illness. This seminar will also explore ways in which depression can be successfully treated.

Learning objectives

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the impact of depressive illness on individuals directly affected by it.
  • Comprehend how most cases of depression can be treated effectively.
  • Develop strategies to help someone (i.e., a family member, friend, colleague, or even themselves) who is suffering from a depressive illness.