Mental Health Strategies Needed In Canadian Workplaces:  The Conference Board of Canada released the Healthy Brains at Work survey of Canadian employers, showing less than half of Canada’s employers have a mental health strategy in place. The survey explores employer-sponsored benefits and programs in Canada that address mental health conditions. Mental health is often cited as a top reason for disability leaves of absence in Canadian workplaces. MDSC is proud to have supported this project.

The Silent Killer: Depression and Mental Health Problems in the Workplace” Jesse Snyder, Alberta Oil Magazine

Depression and illness: Chicken or egg?” Harvard Health

Canadians & Exercise: Checkup Panel” The National

Is Depression a Major Factor in Rheumatoid Arthritis?” April Chang-Miller, Mayo Clinic

Walking: My New Best Friend” Pam Sahota, Radiate Daily

Can Diet Improve Arthritis Symptoms?” Linda Antinoro, Harvard Health

Depression Ups Stroke Risk Even After Symptoms Ease” Megan Brooks, Medscape

Walk participants are taking steps to fight arthritis” Andrea Geary, Winnipeg Free Press

Fighting chronic pain with positive thinking” The Morning Edition, CBC

Depression and anxiety: exercise eases symptoms” Mayo Clinic

Want to be happy? Slow down” TED Talks

Would you tell your manager you had a mental health problem?” CAMH

The Dangers of Winter Darkness: Weak Bones, Depression and Heart Trouble” Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine

Program helps new parents with postpartum depression” Susan Hay, Global News

Meditation eases rheumatoid arthritis symptoms” Shereen Lehman, The Globe & Mail

What I Wish People Knew about Depression” Therese J. Borchard, Psych Central

Michael Landsberg: Going on the record” Robin L. Flanigan, Esperanza Magazine

Outrunning depression: Exploring the link between body and mind” Alex Hutchinson, The Globe & Mail

Rheumatoid arthritis: can be painful and disabling, placing a considerable physical and emotional burden on those who suffer from the disease” Health News Network

Blood test could diagnose major depression” Riley Sparks, Toronto Star

Workplaces Must Shift Their Thinking About Mental Health” Huffington Post

New head of Ontario Bar Association speaks out about depression” Jim Coyle, Hamilton Spectator

Gut feeling: How intestinal bacteria may influence our moods” Sharon Oosthoek, CBC News

Physical pain of Clara Hughes’ epic ride for mental health paled next to emotional toll” Christie Blatchford, National Post

Molecule discovery may lead to improvements in treating depression” CTV News

How Unemployment And Depression Fit Together” Forbes

Burlington girl champions arthritis awareness, fundraising effort” Inside Halton

Canada-Wide Defeat Depression Campaign Encourages Members of Parliament to Get Involved” Health News Network

Targeted treatment of back pain leads to 50% drop in work absence” Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Foundation Names UT & NFL Hall Of Famer 2014 Official Hero Of The Texas Walk To The Cure Arthritis Series” The Dallas Weekly

The Loneliness of Chronic Illness: My Battle With Arthritis and Depression” Everyday Health Guest Contributor

Bullying in Ontario Schools and Mental Health Support Resources Available for Students” by Wei Chen, Ontario Morning

Defeat Depression Run Highly Personal”  by Laura Young, Special to Sudbury Star

The missing link: The connection between physical and mental health” by Paula Allen & Adam Kelly, Benefits Canada

Inexpensive ways to improve mental health at your work” by Gillian Livingston, Globe & Mail

Can Physical Activity Prevent Depression?” by George Mammen, MSc, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto & Guy Faulkner, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto

Why improving workplace mental health is good business” by Louise Bradley, Globe & Mail

New research centre to examine work disability policy in Canada” by the Institute for Work and Health

Scientist hopes to improve workplace conditions for chronically ill” by Michael Lea

A New National Standard Makes Employers More Responsible for Managing Workplace Stress” (pg. 33), by Sarah Hood, HR Professional Magazine

Defeating Depression and Living with Arthritis” by Lynn Moore, Jennifer Lee and Dr. Gordon Atherley on VoiceAmerica, Family Caregivers Unite

Depression can be a dark place” by Bonnie Belec, The Telegram

CTV National News: Do Services Really Help” Medical Specialist Avis Favaro takes a look at whether people suffering with mental illnesses get the help they need

What you put in your mouth makes a difference to your MIND & MOOD” by Matthew Solan, Esperanza Magazine

Moderate exercise not only treats, but prevents depression” University of Toronto, American Journal of Preventive Medicine

New Mental Health Survey shows 17% of Canadians over 15 years of age perceived they required mental health care in the previous 12 months” by Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Stigma surrounding mental illness major barrier for employment: report” by Lee-Anne Goodman, CBC

Strengthening employment opportunities for Canadians with serious mental illness” by the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Depression a better predictor of work disability than disease activity’ in early arthritis” by Arthritis Research UK

All political parties agree: inflammatory arthritis to be designated as a chronic disease in Nova Scotia” by the Arthritis Society

Inaugural depression walk raises awareness” by Thom Barker, Yorkton This Week.

Healthy mind, healthy bottom line” from Niagara This Week

Health-Care Rx: Reducing work absences among Canadian nurses” from Institute for Work & Health and At Work, Issue 66, Fall 2011: Institute for Work & Health, Toronto