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CANCELED: Bright Nights: Stress, Sleep, and Depression Costs in the Workplace: What Can We Do About It?


Tuesday November 12, 2019: 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room


This event has been canceled due circumstances beyond our control. We apologize for the inconvenience.

World Health Organization (WHO) data confirm that major depressive disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It has been estimated that lost productivity in the workplace will reach $1.15 trillion per year globally. As a result, workplaces pay a huge price for unrecognized and unresolved depressions and anxiety.

For this Bright Nights community forum on the impact of mental health in the workplace, Sagar Parikh, MD, FRCPC, Associate Director, U-M Depression Center and John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience; Professor of Psychiatry, will give a brief presentation outlining the current research including tools and strategies for both employers and employees. This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Michelle Riba, MD, MS, Clinical Professor and Associate Chair for Integrated Medical and Psychiatric Services in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Parikh and Dr. Riba, have recently published a book in the field entitled Mental Health in the Workplace-Strategies and Tools to Optimize Outcomes. This compelling and comprehensive book covers business challenges, mental disorders treatment as well as Australian, British and Canadian perspectives.

This event is in partnership with the University of Michigan Depression Center