Mental Health Awareness

Mental health issues affect 1 in 5 Canadians , while the remaining 4 people will have a friend, family member or colleague affected. Common mental health problems include symptoms such as depression, extreme mood swings, disturbances in thought or perception, obsessions or fears, or other overwhelming feelings of anxiety. These symptoms affect how people think, feel and behave, and only one – third of those who need mental health services in Canada actually receive them.

Joint Health & Safety Committee’s – November Tip of the Month Mental Health Awareness Mental health issue s affect 1 in 5 Canadians , while the remaining 4 people will have a friend, family member or colleague affected . Common mental health problems include symptoms such as depression, extreme mood swings, disturbances in thought or perception, obsessions or fears, or other overwhelming feelings of anxiety. These symptoms affect how people think, feel and behave, and only one – third of those who need mental health services in Canada actually receive them.

  • Decreased productivity
  • Lack of co-operation
  • Increased accidents or safety problems
  • Decreased interest or involvement in one’s work
  • Frequent absences
  • Any unusual, worrisome behavior

Anyone can act like this from time to time if they are having a bad day, but if it continues in a pattern for a longer period of time, they may be suffering from a mental health disorder. Managers can also play a n important role in encouraging people to seek help. For more information about mental health in the workplace and how we can assist, please visit http://www.mentalhealthworks.ca.