Stress Management, Depression and Anxiety at Work – Jan. 2012 JSAHR Meeting

Posted on January 4, 2012 By

Employees are in distress. They’re having panic attacks, anxiety and depression. They’re working longer hours. They’re not taking lunch, and they’re not taking vacations. This affects productivity, morale and employee engagement.

Dr. James Proodian, the founder and president of the Wellness at Work employee health education program, will explain how HR  professionals can begin to implement an internal wellness program for their companies, during his presentation “Stress Management, Depression and Anxiety in the Workplace, Thursday, January 12, 2012, at the monthly meeting of The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR), a Superior Merit Award Chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

This presentation will be particularly helpful for HR professionals who deal with employee relations; and health, safety and security because depression and anxiety are very pervasive. By 2020, the World Health Organization estimates that depression will be the number two cause of “lost years of healthy life” worldwide.  Clinical depression alone costs the United States $44 billion annually.  Depression and anxiety disorders affect 19 million American adults annually.

The registration fee and a full buffet breakfast is $25.00 for JSAHRmembers; $35.00 for nonmembers; and an additional $5.00 for walk-ins. To register, call Kathi Evans, JSAHRadministrator, at 732-244-8892 or e-mail

About Dr. James Proodian: Dr. Proodian is the founder and president of the Wellness at Work employee health education program and the Natural Healthcare Center, a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility located in Long Branch, N.J.  Dr. Proodian holds undergraduate degrees in Public Health and Nutrition and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.  He has also earned postgraduate certifications in Sports Medicine (CCSP) and Strength and Conditioning (CSCS).