On October 1, 2012 the Human Resource Institute of Alberta (HRIA) posted an e-source article that I wrote regarding workplace mental health issues. The mere notion of approaching a colleague/employee regarding concerns about their mental well-being often results in such a high degree of anxiety that the discussion is completely avoided. You can read the article at http://www.hria.ca/news-resources/e-source-article-1-october-2012. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has recently published its workplace mental health guidelines which emphasizes the importance of public education regarding mental health issues. As a qualified instructor for Mental Health First Aid Canada, I encourage you to utilize the educational options available to you/your company. Many thanks to the HRIA editorial team for their support in accepting and sharing this article with their members.
May 1, 2012
The May 26 & 27, 2012 Mental Health First Aid course & charity fundraiser event for Defeat Depression was highlighted in today’s printed and on-line edition of the Calgary Herald (scroll below the articles headline photo).
Thank-you to the reporters and editorial team of the Real Life section of the Herald for your ongoing commitment to raising public awareness regarding mental health issues!
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