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Mental Illness

Depression prevention of depression & co. is also boss – a folk illness is put at the heart of our society. In Germany, five percent of the people acutely affected, depressive moods complain even twice as many. And yet the disease is still among the big taboo subjects. Mental illness are certainly not little recognized in professional life.

But right there, prevent workplace, where employees spend most of their time, is instead condemn asked: with a tailored range of prevention and an appreciative corporate culture. The yellow slips is frowned upon. Who isn’t suffering from the highly infectious swine flu, has to be here you go in the workplace. Add to your understanding with celebrity trainer. A setting that circulates in many, Yes, a majority of companies. And at the latest when the worker takes a break, because he suffers from mental, hears the last little tolerance. Rethinking was massively requested exactly at this point in recent days. For companies, it means not only rethinking but especially action. Targeted prevention measures are important to counteract psychological diseases, which now are one of the main reasons for a permanent inability to work.

The prerequisite for a successful implementation: The (health) awareness and the willingness to act must be already anchored at the management level, which is achieved through leadership seminars, special coaching or health-related targets. Success factor well-being is hardly a general solution. “Companies need to analyze, whether and what issues there are with them”, said Swen of gray, Managing Director of INTEGION GmbH in Munich, which manages about based on employee surveys. Concrete measures are worked out on the basis of the analysis. Employees, for example, feeling overwhelmed, learn to set priorities by means of specific self management and better organize their workday. Furthermore stress management and relaxation techniques help with time and deadline pressures to deal. Because even a bad working atmosphere encourages mental suffering, teambuilding and team events are needed to improve the coexistence of the workforce. A vintage car rally or countryside Olympics strengthens the Group feeling, which eventually increases the well-being at the workplace. Prevention through appreciation depression can occur due to many different factors: genetic, biological and psychosocial. That its employees fall ill with depression, can probably prevent no employer, but reduce the risk to a certain extent. An appreciative corporate culture that encourages employees and motivated, contributes significantly. In addition of course also not in a position to avoid the economic crisis and often the layoffs associated companies. But they can empower their employees who spend more time at work than at home at a full time job, to deal with the difficult circumstances. Corporate health management is ultimately a kind of risk management, It detects dangerous situations in time and thus mastering”, explains grey. (from INTEGION GmbH, Martina Dannheimer, head of corporate communications)