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New report says PTSD concern for all MDOC employees

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Employees at the Michigan Department of Corrections face a higher chance of Major Depressive Disorder than first responders and other high stress jobs. That’s according to a new report released Monday.


Chris Gautz (GOW-ts) is a spokesman for M-D-O-C. He says the department has been working on solutions since before the results were released. The department has a new Employee Wellness Unit that provides confidential mental health support to employees.

“The results, they weren’t necessarily surprising, but they were heartbreaking.”

       Employees said being assaulted, not getting enough time off, and having problems with superiors are some of the reasons for their depression.

One employee is cited in the report saying, quote “I’m more stressed than I’ve ever been and don’t know how much more I can take before I just snap.”