Eric Windeler is the founder and executive director of Jack.org.
The way Canada’s young people view mental health is changing. As employers, we need to prepare ourselves to follow the lead of the youngest members of our work force.
Five years ago, our son, Jack, was a student at Queen’s University. We didn’t know it then, but Jack was struggling with depression. In 2010, young people weren’t talking about mental health the way they are now. So Jack suffered in silence, and we lost him to suicide. Continue reading
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of employees across the globe who are reporting serious mental and emotional health concerns, according to a new report.
The report, published by Workplace Options, examined a set of data covering more than 100,000 employees across the globe to evaluate trends in the use of employee and family assistance programs (EFAPs) between 2012 and 2014.
If found that the number of cases dealing with employee depression increased 58%, while the number of cases dealing with employee anxiety and employee stress were also on the rise, by 74% and 28%, respectively. Continue reading