THE PROBLEM IS PERVASIVE
When employees were surveyed:
- 40% of Canadian employees report symptoms relating to depression and other mental illness, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Ipsos.
- About 50% of millennials identify with a mental health problem.
- 40% of disability claims are attributed to mental health problems or substance use disorders.
More employees are asking for help. And employers have a duty to accommodate. Simply assuming that the public sector will solve the problem is a costly trap for employers.