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PDF | Vol. 9, No. 3 (2014)

The articles in this edition of Visions talk about mental illness and the workplace- breaking down stigma, recognizing the signs, and personal stories about what was helpful and what was not helpful for mental wellness at work. As readers of this issue, we are possibly all familiar with how stress and other negative work factors can impact our lives. On any given week, up to 500,000 Canadians will not go to work due to mental illness.1 This issue explores the many faces that mental illness in the workplace can take, and people's personal experiences navigating the challenges that comes with it.


  • Editor's Message
    (Sarah Hamid-Balma)

  • Stepping up to be a Champion
    (Julia Kasla)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • On Both Sides of the Desk: Working as a mental health nurse with a mental illness
    (Ashley Peterson)

  • Navigating Working Life: Depression and gender transition
    (Stefan de Villiers)

  • Working for Recovery: And the way back to work...
    (Catherine St. Denis)

  • EAP- the Corporate Band Aid: An employee and union rep perspective on workplace challenges
    (Daat Sii)

  • Jumping Over the Dog

  • To the Brink and Back: One human resource manager's journey through burnout
    (Ingrid Vaughan)

Alternatives and Approaches

  • The Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
    (Mary Ann Baynton)

  • No Bullies Wanted in the Workplace: WorksafeBC policies spell it out
    (Joe Pinto)

  • Substance Use and the Workplace: Ways to increase well-being and reduce risk
    (Bette Reimer)

  • Mental Health and Today's Entrepreneur: The challenges and benefits of self employment as a career choice
    (Chantal Orr)


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