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MEDIA ALERT: The Hidden Cost of Depression: Experts Discuss Impact, Solutions January 20

Who:
Keynote Speaker:
Donna DeWan, MS, MA, LPC, LMT, Director of Corporate Programs, National Council for Behavioral Health

Panelists:
- Hyong Un, MD, Chief Psychiatric Officer, Aetna
- Marcy Crossman, Senior Manager, Employee Benefits & Programs Absence Management, Paychex
- Bob Albright, PhD, Management Department Chair, University of New Haven
- Donna DeWan

Moderator:
Gabriel J. Jiran, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

What:
“Depression in the Workplace: Cost, Conversation and Solutions”
Sponsored by CHR and Wheeler Clinic

When:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Registration, networking and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. 
Program runs from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Where:
Marriott Hartford Downtown 
200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford

Why:
In 2013, an average of 12 percent of American workers had been diagnosed with depression - and only half of these were in treatment. The business cost is significant; employees with major depressive disorder average 27.2 lost workdays per year, and more than half hide their diagnosis from their employer. Please join us for an important conversation about this invisible illness, and learn strategies for creating a psychologically safe and supportive work environment. Registration is $25 for Connecticut Health Council Founding Partners and $50 for the general public.Click here to register.

About the Connecticut Health Council
The Connecticut Health Council, founded in 2012 by the MetroHartford Alliance, is an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a center of health excellence and the state’s health sector as a primary driver of economic and employment growth. The Council fosters collaboration, education, entrepreneurship, and networking among leaders of for-profit and non-profit entities within the health sector. To learn more, visit www.cthealthcouncil.com

Media Contact:
Brian Boyer, Vice President of Communications, Marketing, Media and Public Relations
860.728.2290
bboyer@metrohartford.com