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Do You Care?

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The costs of mental health issues in the Canadian workplace. Link on last slide is now dead, as this project was closed. Feel free to use the slides.

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Do You Care?

  1. 1. DID YOU KNOW? DO YOU CARE? 1
  2. 2. 7.5 million Canadians suffer from a mental disorder each year 2
  3. 3. Mental illnesses in Canada cost $33 billion/year (not including addictions) 3
  4. 4. 44% of public service disability claims in 2008 were for mental health issues 4
  5. 5. Survey of Occupational Medicine doctors reports mental health issues account for 50-70% of issues 5
  6. 6. Ethical funds are looking for positive & innovative approaches in employee health & environment 6
  7. 7. Corporate Canada continues to under invest in mental health 7
  8. 8. The single most important issue is the lack of adequate measurement of the costs of mental illness by individual companies 8
  9. 9. An ethical imperative exists to “do it right” 9
  10. 10. http://mentalhealthatwork.org/ 10
  11. 11. Photo Credits • Slide 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/publik15/3354104621/ • Slide 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwkphotos/2186526710/ • Slide 4: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drbethsnow/3008923031/ • Slide 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/80327698@N00/2674474046/ • Slide 6: http://www.flickr.com/photos/meerar/743387138/ • Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xeeliz/110923600/ • Slide 8: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lastmodified/2487365882/ • Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnlamb/2487824343/ 11

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