Today is the start of Mental Health Week – a national event that takes place during the first week of May to create awareness and get people talking about all issues related to mental health.
Did you know that 70% of Canadian employees are concerned about the psychological health and safety of their workplace, and 14% don’t think theirs is healthy or safe at all? Obviously, there is work to be done!
This year’s theme is “Turn Up the Volume.” Running from May 1 – 7, CMHA Mental Health Week will focus on getting loud. The Canadian Mental Health Association explains:
“This year during CMHA Mental Health Week, Canadians are speaking up: We’ve been in line for mental health care for way too long. We can’t wait anymore. We are literally sick of waiting. But we’re not only waiting for mental health care. To be truly mentally well, Canadians also need psychotherapy, counseling and community-based mental health services and programs.”
These facts from the Canadian Mental Health Association communicate just how important and impactful mental health is to people, organizations, and our society:
The good news is that mental illnesses can be treated effectively.
What can your organization do to support mental health and employee wellness? There are many ways your organization can offer support to employees and help them address and overcome mental health issues:
Mental health is a serious issue that impacts us all. It affects people of all ages, education and income levels, and cultures. You are not immune to the effects of mental health issues. Don’t suffer in silence. If you are struggling with mental health issues, get loud and get the support you need.
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