The No. 1 mental health issue Canadian employees take time off work for By Carmen Chai If you’re unhappy with changes to your job, getting to work may feel like an insurmountable task. A new Canadian survey warns that 46 per cent of employees have taken time off work or noticed their colleagues take time away to tend to their mental health following workplace changes, specifically a READ MORE

Anxiety and depression cost the Canadian economy almost $50 billion a year By Nicole Mortillaro Mental health is costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars, according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada. The board found that depression cost $32.3 billion in lost gross domestic product. Anxiety cost $17.3 billion a year. The research concluded that almost one-quarter of Canadians are unable to work READ MORE

Why Employers Need To Talk About Mental Illness In The Workplace Joseph Rauch This is the third part in a series about mental health and illness at the workplace. Here are the first two parts: 1. What Happened When I Told My Boss I was Struggling with Mental Illness 2. What Happens When People Reveal Their Mental Illness to Their Boss The workplace is the READ MORE

Tackling Workers’ Mental Health, One Text at a Time Employers are turning to counseling services that can be accessed on smartphones Companies want employees to seek mental-health treatment when needed, so they are turning to a tool already in workers’ pockets: their smartphones. As employers seek to reduce the costs of untreated mental illness among staffers, more companies are trying mobile apps that READ MORE

How To Talk To Employers About Your Mental Illness One of the awesome things about working at Bustle (and I mean this) is that they’re a very cool workplace about mental illness; I’ve needed days off and peculiar scheduling because of my lovely combination of depression and PTSD, and nobody has batted an eyelid. But not everybody is in the same position, and READ MORE