Tag: mental health

Posted on December 23, 2017

Mental Health In The Workplace: To Treat Or Not To Treat? That Is The Question

Groundbreaking UK Mental Health/Productivity Report Published on Published on December 18, 2017   Scott Wallace, PhD (Clinical Psychology) In October, the UK government released a ground-breaking critical report on productivity costs of poor mental health. One of the most compelling and comprehensive reports that this author has witnessed in 30 years of workplace mental health and EAP. The […] Read More

Posted on August 10, 2016

STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES IS IN CRISIS: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Students in Colleges or Universities in Atlantic Canada are confronting mental health crises on a daily basis. The students entering now are younger and seem to lack psychological resilience. This lack of resilience is resulting in an increased number of students seeking mental health support for depression, anxiety and drug addiction. Unfortunately, the system is […] Read More

Posted on January 19, 2015

A NEW APPROACH TO RESEARCH IN MENTAL HEALTH: New York Times Jan 18 2015

Recently, the British Psychological Association released a report that redefines mental health. The tradition in psychiatry has been to use diagnosis driven research, in which a researcher focuses on, for example, schizophrenia or anxiety. This research has not resulted in dramatic improvements in mental health. The new focus will be on a matrix of neuroscience […] Read More

Posted on March 9, 2014

THE SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE IS BROKEN:

The system is broken- big time. That premise is proven each time a seriously ill patient does not receive care or receives inadequate or inappropriate care. Here are a few case studies that provide the evidence. case study 1:  A 26 year old schizophrenic decided to stop taking his medications. He was lost to followup. […] Read More

Posted on March 8, 2014

EMPLOYERS WORRY ABOUT HEALTHCARE COSTS & MENTAL HEALTH- Morneau Shepell’s insightful workplace study.

Employers worry about healthcare costs, mental health Controlling healthcare costs is the top benefits priority of Canadian employers for 2014—along with addressing mental health issues, a survey reveals. This year, as many as 68% of companies worry about healthcare costs for 2014, up from 45% last year, according to Morneau Shepell’s annual survey on compensation […] Read More