By Natalie Paddon
A janitor at a Hannon North facility opts to break up his workday into chunks.
He’ll clean for an hour or so at the plaza that houses the headquarters for the Rainbow’s End Community Development Corporation, before taking a break to put on some coffee and read the newspaper.
It’s not a routine that would work for all employers, but these types of allowances for workers are often made by the charitable group. Continue reading
OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2016 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on World Mental Health Day:
“World Mental Health Day is a time to reflect on the importance of mental health and wellness, and to foster open discussion in our families, places of work, and communities. Continue reading
By Nicole Bogart
If you are guilty of putting in extra hours at the office, compulsively checking your work email, or allowing your life to constantly revolve around work, you may be more likely to suffer from psychiatric disorders like depression, according to a new study. Continue reading
BY ALYSSA RAIOLA
We all know someone who likes to keep things Danny Tanner-level clean or perfectly color-coded—maybe it’s your own M.O. If so, you’ve probably acknowledged your quirks by saying “I’m so OCD.” Maybe you’ve even wondered if your habits do qualify as symptoms of an actual disorder. Continue reading
By Valerie Strauss
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, suffer from unwanted and intrusive thoughts that they can’t seem to get out of their heads, called obsessions, which often compel them to perform ritualistic behaviors and routines, or compulsions, over and over to try to ease their anxiety. Children and teens may not realize they have it — and parents and educators often misunderstand or misdiagnose the condition. Continue reading
by Jedidiah Siev
Candace has repeated, intrusive thoughts about losing control and stabbing her children with a sharp knife. She becomes intensely anxious and is concerned that these unwanted thoughts signal her impending loss of control, or at the very least indicate that she is fundamentally a bad person. In an effort to be certain that she will not act on these horrific impulses, Candace insisted that her partner remove all sharp knives from their house. Continue reading
RBC Insurance and Best Doctors Canada transforming how group benefit clients suffering from mental illnesses are treated to recover more quickly
TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2016 /CNW/ – More Canadians are putting their lives on hold every day as they struggle to deal with mental illnesses that leave them unable to work. That inability to work leads to emotional and financial stress compounded by medical appointments and long periods of recovery. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one in five Canadians experience a mental health issue in any given year, making it a leading cause of disability in Canada. In fact, almost 30 per cent of all group disability claims at RBC Insurance are related to mental health. Continue reading
For many Canadians struggling with mental-health issues, therapy isn’t an option. Private help is expensive and the psychologists and social workers in the public systems are difficult to access. Doctors report having too few options for patients who need therapy but don’t have the money or employee insurance to pay for it. And even those with workplace benefits often don’t get enough to cover more than a handful of appointments. Continue reading
By Anita Levesque
On September 12, 2016, I went to listen to former NHLer Clint Malarchuk speak for the World Suicide Prevention Day. He touched on his medication and drinking, how he mixed the two and how it affected his mental illness, himself, his family and his suicidal thoughts.
I do know, from personal experience from loved ones, how important it is NOT to mix alcohol and or drugs and certain medications when you live with a mental illness. Continue reading
Survey of 25,000 students found rise in rates of anxiety, depression and suicide attempts
Ontario colleges and universities are facing a mental health crisis as campus counsellors are overwhelmed by the growing need for services, according to a new study from the provincial association that represents heath service providers on campuses. Continue reading