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Mental health issues affect half of the GTHA labour force

Written by Sara Cain
Published on iNews880AM

Staggering numbers have emerged showing the cost of inaction on mental health issues to both the people and the economy in the GTHA.

A new report by CivicAction estimates that over 1.5 million people in the GTHA have experienced a mental health issue, that’s 1 in 2 employees. 82 per cent said it affects their work and 71 per cent of those employees continue to feel concerned about workplace stigma.

CivicAction CEO, Sevaun Palvetzian says it’s in everyone’s best interest to support those experiencing mental health issue.

“That 17 billion dollars in lost productivity over the next decade really speaks to the need to give employees the supports that they need.”

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