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Workplace Health Resources

Depression

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Mental Health Workgroup provides basic public health information and data on mental health as well as links to mental health organizations by state.
  • Mental Health and Chronic Disease Issue Brief No. 2
  • Treatment Works: Get Help for Depression and Anxiety. This CDC Web page offers a podcast called Defeating Depression and guidance on the signs of depression and where to find help.
  • Mental Health America’s Factsheet: Co-occurring Disorders and Depression describes the prevalence of depression co-occurring with other medical illnesses such as chronic disease and substance misuse.
  • Mental Health America’s Factsheet: Depression: What You Need to Know provides basic facts, symptoms, and treatment information on depression.
  • Mental Health America’s Factsheet: Depression in the Workplace provides basic facts, symptoms, and employee attitudes toward depression.
  • The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is a project of the American Psychiatric Foundation. Its website provides extensive resources to promote effective mental health programs in the workplace.
  • The Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health provides extensive background material on depression and other mood disorders.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Mental Health Information Center. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Brochure: When it seems like there is no hope, there is help offers information and assistance for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s free and confidential service.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Initiative is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders within community and/or medical settings-including physician offices, hospitals, educational institutions, and mental health centers. The website provides a single, comprehensive repository of SBIRT information including training manuals, online resources, links to organizations and publications, and a list of references.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed Workplaces That Thrive: A Resource for Creating Mental Health-Friendly Work Environments to help human resources professionals understand the benefits and design of a mental health-friendly workplace.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices Model Programs for the Workplace (NREPP) provides specific techniques and interventions that have been carefully implemented and evaluated and shown positive outcomes:
    • Intervention descriptions for seven NREPP programs including outcomes, population focus, and costs
    • NREPP searchable intervention database
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created the What a Difference a Friend Makes Campaign to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed six Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kits to encourage the use of evidence-based practices in mental health. The kits contain information sheets, videos, and workbooks and manuals for practitioners.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publishes regular reports from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. State estimates on depression rates can be used for benchmarking.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Applied Studies produces regular data and statistical reports on mental health and substance misuse including data on co-occurring disorders and workers.
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
  • National Business Group on Health’s An Employer’s Guide to Behavioral Health Services provides a number of evidence-based actionable strategies and recommendations that will allow employers to create and implement a system of affordable, effective, and high-quality behavioral health services. This report was done in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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