Depression and mental health issues have become one of the leading causes of sick leave and short-term disability claims at Online Computer Library Center, a worldwide co-operative of libraries that employs 1,300 workers globally, including 950 in the U.S. Yet Susan Marsico, director of corporate benefits and HR systems, doesn’t believe her company’s experience with depression is much different than that of other organizations.

“One of our top three drug classes [is] anti-depressive medications and, again, that's very common among employers, she says.

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