Daily: One in Three Sick Employees Suffers from Depression or Stress ({{commentsTotal}})

News
News

A third of employees who take sick leave do so for mental health issues such as stress and depression.

Fear of job loss and excessive workload are the greatest sources of job-related stress, Eesti Päevaleht reported.

The health risk related to job stress is second only to musculoskeletal complaints throughout the European Union. Job-related stress has been linked to heart disease, depression and anxiety and can elevate many other health risks.

University of Tartu family medicine professor and GP Ruth Kalda said job stress is highest in fields that require higher education and requiring mental exertion or working in the service sector with constant interaction with other people as well as on night shift work.



{{c.alias}}
{{c.createdMoment}}
{{c.body}}
{{cc.alias}}
{{cc.createdMoment}}
+{{cc.replyToName}} {{cc.body}}
No comments yet.
Logged in as {{user.alias}}. Log out
Login failed

Register user/reset password

Name needs to be fewer than 32 characters long
Comment needs to be fewer than 600 characters long
{{comment.captcha.word.answer}}

news.err.ee

Opinion
Lotman: Security academy would be crucial Estonian identity point in Narva

In an opinion piece published by Eesti Päevaleht, Tallinn University professor Mihhail Lotman found it important to overcome the mental barrier separating Ida-Viru County from the rest of Estonia.

Ermamaa: The fine art of passing the buck

Admit nothing, blame everyone: those most closely involved in the Ermamaa case don’t need arguments, writes ERR News editor Dario Cavegn.

About us

Staff & contacts | Comments rules

Would you like to contribute an article, a feature, or an opinion piece?

Let us know: news@err.ee