Context and factors that should motivate ACTION and INNOVATION Only 41% of employees feel they can acknowledge an illness and still get ahead in their careers 45% of benefits managers and middle managers reported knowing little or nothing about depression as an illness Source: University of Michigan's Depression Center
“….. the longer someone is ill, the more treatment resistant their illness becomes…..” Source: Dr. Diane McIntosh (Psychiatrist) Context and factors that should motivate ACTION and INNOVATION...
Only 35% seek treatment while the remaining 65% do not. Source: Dr Richard Earle of the Canadian Institute of Stress Context and factors that should motivate ACTION and INNOVATION...
Disability represents anywhere from 4% to 12% of payroll costs in Canada Mental health claims (especially depression) have overtaken cardiovascular disease as the fastest growing category of disability costs in Canada Source: Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health Context and factors that should motivate ACTION and INNOVATION...
Social Clinical Adaptive copingMild and reversible distress or functional impairment Clinical illnesses and disorders requiring concentrated medical care More severe, persistent injury or impairment HealthyReactingInjuredIll Set new paradigms
Stress Injuries Mental Health Mental Illness Set new paradigms
TRAUMA GRIEF FATIGUE Stress Injury MORAL CONFLICT MORAL CONFLICT
Before After Psychiatric History Childhood Abuse Trauma Severity Additional Stressors Lack of Social Support Other Prior Trauma During Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology - Brewin et al, 2000 Embrace the obvious
Clinical Care Friendship Peer Support Formal Informal Peer Support Future certified peer support workers Conceptual Peer Support Continuum Workplaces MH System
Peer Support “Blue Print” Code of Conduct Competencies KnowledgeExperience
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