Bloomberg Law
July 16, 2018, 12:01 PM

Worker Depression Poses Expensive Problem for Employers

Martin Berman-Gorvine
Martin Berman-Gorvine

Executive coach Carol Kivler knows about the working person’s struggle with depression. In a June presentation at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference in Chicago, she recounted how she was hospitalized in a locked ward after contemplating deliberately crashing her car with herself and her family trapped inside. After 10 years of sickness, she said, she has been in recovery for 18 years.

Back when depression overwhelmed her, Kivler worked for Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. But in her consulting career, too, she sees firsthand the damage done by depression in the workforce. She told Bloomberg ...

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