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A Delicate but Crucial Conversation: Talking About Depression and Suicide in the Workplace
Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Drive
West Orange, NJ 07052
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

This session is ONLY for NJALA Members and their guests.

NJALA Monthly Meeting and Education Session

"A Delicate but Crucial Conversation: Talking about Depression and Suicide in the Workplace"

Presented by Daniel Sean Kaye

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that one in 10 American adults report having depression. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) says nearly 7 percent of American adults have major depressive disorder. The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance says depression affects more than 23 million Americans annually. The World Health Organization estimates about 350 million people worldwide have depression. In this educational session, we will discuss the myths, outdated thinking, and stereotypes of those suffering from depression and suicidal idolatry. We’ll discuss some of the “causes” of these illnesses (chemical imbalances, genetics, stressors, brain injuries, faulty mood regulations, medications, etc.), how people hide the indicators, ways to broach the subject, how anxiety plays into depression, and how managers can address these topics and support team members.  

Daniel Sean Kaye is an award-winning writer and editor; staff writer for magazines in New Jersey and Pennsylvania; writer/illustrator of two children’s books: “Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab” and “Never Take a Hermit Crab for Granted”; and a cartoonist/illustrator. He is the Director of Community Engagement and Life Enrichment for Rydal Park, an active-adult community in Abington Township, and has been awarded Innovator of the Year for his entire company; and is on the board of a several community-based organizations, including Abington School Board.

Over the last 10 years, Kaye has written and spoken often about depression, anxiety, and depression. His work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, parenting magazines, and online. He has spoken to organizations for people in recovery, professional groups, and parent groups. He has lived with anxiety and depression for 40 years.

 Buffet dinner will be served.  NJALA members in good standing attend free of charge.  Guests (persons employed in an administrative capacity in a law firm) are invited to attend this program. The cost for each guest is $75.  You may also register your guest at the link below.  

  • CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards towards the additional hours required of some Functional specialists to fulfill the CLM application
  • CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)

If you must cancel, please notify Michelle Cohen ([email protected]) before 12:00 noon on Monday, February 11, 2019, or you will be billed for the $75 per person meeting charge. If you have any special dietary or other needs, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate those needs.



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