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10 Steps Employers Can Take To Improve Mental Health In The Workplace

Mental health is expensive for employers.
500,000 Canadians will miss work each week due to mental health issues.
Canadian companies lose an estimated $16 billion per year in productivity.
30% of all disability claims are related to mental health illness.


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 What is Visualization and How Can It Improve Your Mental Health?

Visualization is the act of imagining a desired future that is better than what exists now. Imagining ourselves successfully accomplishing something is the first step toward achieving whatever it might be.


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Why Do I Practice Gratitude?

Gratitude is an expression of appreciation for someone or something about ourselves, others, life. Practising gratitude spared me from a life of darkness when I experienced a personal mental health crisis after the death of my daughter Jasmine.


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Psychological Health and Safety Management Systems In The Workplace: How Important Are They?

Psychological health and safety is a growing priority in Canadian workplaces.
Many workers report rising stress levels, increased work pressures, and challenges balancing competing work and family demands. Nearly 50% report work as the most stressful part of their lives. 16% said that their job is a source of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.


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Why Do Myths About Mental Illness Persist?

Despite the efforts of many to dispel the stigma associated with mental illness, common misperceptions and stereotypes continue to inform our systems, our media, our societies and ourselves. These beliefs can create significant barriers to seeking and receiving appropriate treatment and support.


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How Does Emotional Intelligence Influence Your Mental Health?

Emotions or feelings, such as joy, sadness, anger and fear, play an important role in everything we do. Emotions are complex and comprised of many components. Our emotions are triggered by our perceptions of external experiences, such as a conflict with another person, and our internal stimuli, such as a memories of a past experience.


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