Healthy Minds

Jan 31 2018

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Every year 1 in 5 people suffer from mental illness or disease
  • Every year approximately 14% of the population in North America will be affected, many mental illnesses first appear in children with 20% of this population being teens
  • We need to understand, although, an injury may not be physical this is an illness/disease, there are more that 200 types of mental illness worldwide

(References – Canadian Mental Health Association, World Health Organization, SAMHSA)


WHAT WE CAN ALL DO

We can support each other in dealing with workplace challenges; work life balance and stressors that affect our ability to be safe and on task.

  • Recognize OR change attitudes about mental illness and the prevailing stigma that mental illnesses AREN’T real illnesses
  • We can communicate openly and acknowledge mental illness in our workplace

Let's talk. Today and everyday.