We frequently get asked questions about insurance supports for mental health and what the best programs are. We were fortunate to have some of our frequently asked questions answered for this week's blog post by Justin Bader, a Financial Advisor at Millennial Financial Group. Thank you Justin for shedding some light onto this important topic for us. See below the questions and answers! Do you have any other questions? Contact us and let us know how we can get you the information you need.
How many hours a day do you spend at work? Out of your total number of hours, think about your level of productivity. Were you focused and productive for all those hours? How many hours did you spend perusing the internet? How many hours did you spend thinking about your evening plans? Or being anxious about your afternoon presentation? Staring at a blank page/screen wishing you were in your bed because you feel sick? These questions bring us to the topic of presenteeism – the act of physically attending work, but not being mentally present.
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.”