The online portal for the nation’s public broadcaster took a closer look at workplace mental health in an online feature earlier in November. In doing so, CBC.ca sought out the opinion of CMHA Ontario’s Mark Henick, program manager for CMHA’s social enterprise, Mental Health Works. Henick pointed out in today’s working world, there is no divide between work and home life. Because, as he puts, it: “When someone is dealing with depression, if they’re dealing with divorce or a death in the family… it will start trickling over into the workplace.”
Henick has received some added attention as of late for his role with Mental Health Works. Aside from the cbc.ca article, he was recently quoted in the Financial Post as well. The exposure comes as the program launched a new web portal which outlines the various trainings employers and employees can take to address mental health and illness in the workplace.
Read the cbc.ca article, “Stigma around mental illness a $20B problem in workplace.”