Statistically, mental illness is no longer an issue that we can ignore. We try to distinguish the stigma of talking about mental health, but in the workplace, there is still a shy on it.

When you look on 500 000 Canadians are unable to work due to mental illness issues. 1 in 4 Canadians will suffer from a mental disability. Now mental illness costs the Canadian economy 51 billion dollars each year. The Ontario Human Rights Commission produced a report titled the Mind that Matter on human rights and mental health. From that, they addressed issues affecting employment. They found that many employees don’t ask for help in regards to mental health as they are afraid of discrimination and termination.

Devry Smith Frank LLP.