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Workplace Absences Due to Mental Health Issues: An Update

Workplace Absences Due to Mental Health Issues: An Update

The numbers are in from a new poll conducted in April that details Canadian's experiences with mental health issues and how they impacted their lives, especially work. The main findings certainly do indicate that a large number of Canadians are dealing with mental illness and it is affecting their lives. The results include these staggering stats....

Would you disclose a mental illness to your employer?

Would you disclose a mental illness to your employer?

In a recent article from the Toronto Star "Doctors' Notes: Work with your employers to cope with mental health issues", they discuss a recent study indicating that 61% of Ontario workers say they would disclose a mental illness to their boss, and 39% say they would not.

The biggest reason reported for not wanting to disclose a mental illness is that it would “hurt their careers” – do you agree? We would like to hear from you - please fill out our poll to share your opinion!