Today is suicide prevention day around the world! Read on for some tips to raise awareness and read more about suicide prevention.
Happy Bell Let's Talk Day!
We hope you are taking time today to send many texts and tweets to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives as part of Bell Let's Talk Day Campaign!
For those who don't know, Bell is donating 5 cents to mental health initiatives all day today for every text, mobile and long distance call made to/from Bell, tweet using #BellLetsTalk and sharing of their facebook image...
We are guilty of it too…. Using our smart phone all day, everyday! Over 55% of the Canadian population has a smart phone - but are we really that smart? What are the implications of smart phones? How do they impact our overall health and our workplace productivity?
Consider how much time you are spending on your smart phone every day. I know that I use it both at home and at work, and am always connected....
We are becoming more familiar with the devastating impact that poor mental health has in all areas of life, including the workplace. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (2014), “more than 30% of disability claims and 70% of disability costs are attributed to mental illness” and …“on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness.”
We are very excited to launch our website on Bell Let's Talk Day! What a perfect opportunity to get people talking about mental health in the workplace.
L&L Consulting is always excited to raise awareness about mental health. We would like to encourage you to have open conversations about mental health today (and everyday) in your workplaces and at home.
To help get the conversation started, try this mental health myth busting quiz!