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For employees experiencing a mental health problems and mental illness, a good work-life balance is critical. The relationship between stress and mental illness is complex, but certainly stress can exacerbate mental illness for some people. Mental health issues account for 30% of all disability costs, but studies show that taking effective action produces results. A 15-33% reduction in psychological health costs is achievable when effective and appropriate policies and programs are implemented.

Resources to Help Promote Mental Health in Your Municipality

Awareness and Communication
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May 6-12, 2019 was Mental Health Week, and Canadians plugged in their mental health microphones and got loud about what mental health really is. Mental health: everyone has it! The next Mental Health Week is May 4-10, 2020.

Until then, stay loud.

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Education and Training
Programs and Resources
Policy Development