Monday, May 22, 2017

Battling an ‘invisible’ foe of mental illness in the office - RICHMOND NEWS

by Philip Raphael
Originally published: May 18, 2017

How do you battle an illness that is almost invisible to most people?

When it’s mental health, there also follows with it a stigma that makes dealing with its effects even more complicated. And when it comes to the impact it has on the workplace, statistics show it’s costing Canadian businesses billions in lost productivity.

Those are some of the topics the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s Company of Young Professionals team sought to  call attention to when they combined their talents to enter a recent Greater Vancouver Board of Trade video competition addressing mental illness in the workplace.