provided by the Mental Health Association in San Diego
Clinical depression affects employees at all levels of the corporate ladder. It ranks among the top three workplace problems, following family crisis. At any one time, one in every 20 employees experiences depression. An estimated 200 million workdays are lost each year due to employee depression. Depression tends to affect people in their prime working years and, if left untreated, may last a lifetime.
Many things can contribute to clinical depression. For some people, a number of factors seem to be involved, while for others a single factor can cause the illness. Oftentimes, people become depressed for no apparent reason.
Colorectal Health Screenings Can Make Life or Death Difference
like to think I’ve learned a lot about human behavior over the
years. For example, I’ve learned that nine times out of 10, people
will tell you darn near anything if you just listen – they’ll
give you the play-by-play of their son’s soccer game, the intimate
details of recent spats with their spouses, even the particulars of
their health concerns. In my work to represent America’s pharmaceutical
research companies, I’ve heard my fair share of the latter. Even
so, there are certain important health topics that remain relatively
under wraps. Colorectal health is one of them. Read
CPAT Welcomes our 200th Member!
We are delighted to welcome PALS for Health as our 200th member!
PALS for Health, established in 1993, is the language access program of Special Service for Groups (SSG) 1952, a non-profit United Way agency that provides innovative services to diverse ethnic minority and disenfranchised communities. Specifically, PALS for Health offers trained health care interpreters and translators in Spanish and 12 Asian and Pacific Islander languages. They work directly with both the provider and health consumer population of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
The philosophy behind the PALS for Health program is that everybody has the right to fully understand critical medical information given by health or social service providers.
Communication is a crucial factor in promoting ongoing and effective patient/provider relationship. Without the ability to establish two-way communication, health care delivery can become ineffective, inaccurate, inefficient, and costly.
“CPAT Counterfeit Drugs Luncheon Seminar”
Thursday, May 10 - Los Angeles & Friday, May 11 - San Diego
The California Partnership for Access to Treatment invites you to a complimentary luncheon seminar on the impact of counterfeit prescription drugs in California.
Featuring Guest Speaker:
A. Liang, Professor of Law
RSVP to: Andrea at (323) 466-3445 x 240
check the CPAT Web site for specific
times and locations for these events.
Be sure to check out the CPAT Calendar of Events to find out about upcoming partner conferences, seminars, fundraisers, and other activities in your area. If you would like your event listed, please contact Dorothy at email@example.com
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Basic Facts About Clinical Depression:
Rupp A, Gause E, Regier D: "Research Policy Implications of Cost-of-Illness Studies for Mental Disorders," British Journal of Psychiatry Suppl 1998; 36:19-25.
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