October 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Weekby Rob Sysak, October 4, 2020
- According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), more than 500,000 Canadians will be absent from work in any week as a result of mental illness.
- It is expected that by the year 2020, depression will be the world’s second leading cause of disability (heart disease is the first leading cause of disability).
- Stress, anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression are listed as the most seen mental health problems impacting the workplace.
- The Mental Health Commission of Canada found that 1 in 3 workplace disability claims are related to mental illness and more than 80% of Canadian employers rate mental health issues as 1 of the top 3 causes of both short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) claims.
WQW is celebrating CAMH & bringing awareness about the importance of Mental Health with our “Purple Ribbon Campaign” all October.
During October, WQW will be sharing the stories of WQW members, CAMH information links, videos, and a whole lot more.
Mental Health Matters!