Yes, it’s a social responsibility issue. Yes, it is a productivity issue and yes, it is an economic issue, but here is the #1 reason why workplace mental health matters. The video is from the Mental Health Works site, where you can also find some other great resources about mental health in the workplace.
I remember years ago when I had an upcoming interview for my first professional job in mental health. I asked a mentor, who had been my field placement advisor while I was working on my Master of Social Work degree, to go for lunch with me. I admitted I was a little uncertain about the […]
I spent the past two days at the Conference Board of Canada’s Workplace Wellness and Mental Health Conference. The conference highlighted the importance of mental health as a business issue. The economic burden of mental disorders in Canada has been estimated at $51 billion per year, with $20 billion of that estimated as coming from […]
One summer I was hired for a receptionist position. The only problem was that the old receptionist was still working at the company. She had no idea that the employer was just waiting for her to do something wrong so that I could replace her. Meantime I was working on some other tasks. Then the […]