Mental Health in the Workplace

Strategies and Tools to Optimize Outcomes

  • Michelle B. Riba
  • Sagar V. Parikh
  • John F. Greden

Part of the Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care book series (IPPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John F. Greden, Rosalind Garcia-Tosi, Anne White Harrington
    Pages 1-16
  3. Kym Jenkins, Samuel B. Harvey
    Pages 49-66
  4. Matthew Shaw
    Pages 67-74
  5. Raymond W. Lam, Carol Persad
    Pages 99-110
  6. Danielle S. Taubman, Vytas Velyvis, Sagar V. Parikh
    Pages 111-129
  7. Justine W. Welsh, Yujia Shentu, J. Wesley Boyd
    Pages 131-144
  8. Maggie G. Mortali, Christine Moutier
    Pages 145-159
  9. Joshua C. Morganstein, James C. West, Robert J. Ursano
    Pages 161-180
  10. Hyong Un, Laurel Pickering
    Pages 181-190

About this book


This book offers a guide to better understanding models of workplace mental health, as well as best practices for mental health professionals, employee assistance groups, employers and employees alike.

The cost of depression at the workplace is staggering, both in terms of absenteeism and productivity loss while at work, and in terms of human and family suffering. Depression is highly prevalent and affects employees’ concentration, decision-making skills and memory, contributing to accidents and quality issues. Analyses indicate that the returns on investment for workplace mental health programs are significant, with employers reporting lower productivity-related financial losses and less need staff turnover due to mental health conditions. The book also addresses substance use and misuse, and ways to address such problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle B. Riba
    • 1
  • Sagar V. Parikh
    • 2
  • John F. Greden
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Michigan Rogel Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Comprehensive Depression CenterUniversity of Michigan–Ann ArborAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Comprehensive Depression CenterUniversity of Michigan–Ann ArborAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-04265-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-04266-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5693
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5707
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