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Bill Wilkerson

Executive Chairman, Mental Health International

Bill Wilkerson is a Canadian business executive and former CEO, and the executive chairman of Mental Health International, an organization he founded in 2011 to lead corporations in a campaign to reduce the impact of depression in workplaces across Europe.

A co-founder of the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health, he has spoken widely on the subject not only to business and scientific organizations but also to care-givers, teachers, police, military and first responders across Canada and the United States.
He remains the only sworn civilian adviser to the RCMP on mental health issues facing Canada’s national police force, and serves as General Chairman of the US/Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity.

In 2014, he chaired the inaugural Pan-European Business Leadership Forum to Target the Impact of Depression, and in 2015 has travelled to engage employers in Rome, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid and Rotterdam.
Employers Must Address Emotional Trauma In The

Employers Must Address Emotional Trauma In The Workplace

In the wake of Paris, employers must remain alert to the potential "emotional aftermath" of terrorist attacks among employees. Such events can cause considerable potential trauma and anxiety for workers, and employers have a responsibility to ensure that the workplace remains a venue of safety, security and open discourse.
11/30/2015 05:08 EST