Health Promotion Initiatives for Reintegrating Employees with Depression Disorder Into the Workplace

Abstract

This paper focuses on health promotion initiatives for reintegrating employees with depression disorder into the workplace. The paper see depression disorder as a mood disorder that is usually characterized by sadness, fatigue, loss of interest in most activities, and lack of energy in doing work. It discusses the causes and its impacts on the health of employee. Health promotion in this context is the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and wellbeing of people at work. The paper notes that the essence of these health promotion initiatives is to create a workplace that provides workers with a mentally healthy and supportive environment while returning to work. Such initiatives discussed in this paper are supportive work health education, health screening, quality circle, holistic approach, communication, incentive, special and multi-modular methodology initiatives. Thereafter, the paper concludes that health promotion initiatives for reintegrating employees with depression disorder into the workplace is important for the employees, the families, employers and the society in general so that such employee may not be a nuisance to the world in general. It is recommended among other things that health promotion in the workplace should be a top priority of the government and employers since one’s health determines his or her ability to work effectively in any organization.

Keywords: Employee, Health promotion, Workplace, depression disorder


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