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All the more reason to take mental health seriously.
Canada prides itself on having a one-tiered healthcare system but it is clear to me only those with an overstuffed wallet who can afford ongoing mental health support outside of a hospital such as a psychologist or therapist.
Two of Canada's largest mental health organizations; The Centre for Addiction & Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association have declared May 6-12, 2013 Mental Health Week. We're over a decade into the new millennium and mental illness is still a taboo topic.
In a recent report the Board of Canada says over 452,000 Canadians would be actively involved in the workforce had they not been affected by mental illness. What can employers do to ensure they can get as much productivity out of their staff as possible even when they're experiencing personal challenges?