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Entries by Arthur Gallant from 08/2012

How to Handle Mental Illness in the Workplace

| Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Living

In a recent report the Board of Canada says over 452,000 Canadians would be actively involved in the workforce had they not been affected by mental illness. What can employers do to ensure they can get as much productivity out of their staff as possible even when they're experiencing personal challenges?

When Is a Mentally Ill Child Ready for Adult Treatment?

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada

I have been a client using the services of adolescent mental health clinics and adult mental health clinics. In Ontario, it's being suggested that there is a disconnect between youth who are transitioning from an adolescent clinic to an adult clinic because for somebody emotionally fragile, this prospect can be extremely frightening.

Is the Way You Speak About Mental Illness Offensive?

| Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Living

Maybe it's just me but I feel that, as a society our vocabulary is a little less filtered then what it was 10 or 15 years ago. Are we so crunched for time that we no longer think about what we say and how it could affect others before we say it? I began to wonder...what words or phrases do we say or use everyday that offend those who have mental health difficulties?

How You Can Positively Re-Enforce The Mentally Ill

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Living

In my last post I talked about words we use everyday and the context in which we use them that could come across as offensive to those with mental illness. However, as an advocate I could do more to make the public aware of the positive things they can say or do to support those mental health difficulties.