Stigma occurs as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions and is often associated with mental health conditions.
ONE IN FIVE. According to Health Canada, that’s the number of Canadians who will directly experience mental illness in their lifetime. That means someone close to you may need an ear to listen, or a shoulder to lean on.
Recognizing the risk factors for mental illness needs to be addressed on several levels.
There are as many different perceptions and definitions of recovery as there are perceptions and definitions of mental illness.
A successful and healthy return to work from mental illness requires planning for and consideration of the employee, co-workers, manager or supervisor, and workplace. It is also important to address the individual’s often unspoken fears about...