Why is this important?
Depression is a treatable disease! However, a person suffering from depression needs help to be able to get back to the effective functioning in the society. The disease causes high personal costs:
- Fear of revealing the disease - often results in a presenting phenomenon.
- Constant decrease in performance - leading to the additional stress and further deterioration of health.
- The growing frustration and deterioration of communication - increasing absenteeism.
- Isolating from the community - deterioration of communication, absence.
- Deepening feeling of rejection and low self-esteem - decreased efficiency, absence.
- Patient's condition also affects the organization that incurs so-called indirect costs of the disease:
- The phenomenon of presenting that has an impact on efficiency.
- Increasing absenteeism, which result in problems with meeting deadlines.
- Staff fluctuation, which increases training costs and extends the time of completing tasks.
- Lower team motivation that results in a decreased efficiency and commitment.
- Costs associated with replacing the diseased employee.
- Internal conflicts related to the lack of understanding of employees that intensify conflicts within the organization and reduce efficiency.