Mental Health in the Workplace: Fighting Stigma

Contributing Writer, Medisys
Original article: https://blog.medisys.ca/mental-health-in-the-workplace-fighting-stigma

One in five Canadians will face a mental health issue during their lifetime — an issue touching more lives than diabetes or even heart disease. Yet mental health remains a taboo subject for many and often goes undiscussed and unnoticed, both at home and in the workplace.

For employers, the price of sweeping these matters under the rug can be steep: Lost Productive Time (LPT) due to mental health issues cost North American businesses billions of dollars each year. What can employers do to reduce costs associated with unaddressed mental health issues in the workplace?