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Summary 1
Battling the Blues at Home and Work, published by New York Amsterdam
News 2007, and written by Townes Glenn explains mental illness in the
workplace. It was researched that mental illness is the single largest expense
on indirect company costs. Phillip Wang, a physician who participated in
another study, explained that depression impacts peoples productivity at
work because depressed employees have a higher chance of missing work.
According to research companies encourage employees to get bloodpressure check ups, but not mental health screenings. By encouraging
mental health screenings, employees who sufer from depression can find
help. Help can include being taught that the key to fighting depression is
accepting you have it. Helping to realize that depression is battled everyday,
can save someone life. In the long run, companies helping employees with
depression can result in employees missing less work.

Work Cited
Townes, Glenn (10/25/2007). "Battling the blues at home and at work".
The New York Amsterdam news (1919) (0028-7121), 98 (44).