Reduce Stigma of Mental Illness, Employers Urged

by Rajashri on  June 20, 2009 at 7:43 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
 Reduce Stigma of Mental Illness, Employers Urged
The chairman of the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health says that erasing the stigma of mental illness could help employers save billions of dollars.

Bill Wilkerson added that there was an urgent need to break stigma of mental illness as a character weakness. He said that companies were losing productivity because they were not taking proper care of employees who were burnt out. On the same note, he praised the military for their efforts to take good care of personnel.

"The military and para-military have crossed the Rubicon in recognizing that mental illness is a real expression of ill health and not weak character," he said. "Here, we have people with medals on their chests who are depressed. The value of the military and RCMP in breaking the stigma is that it can be done in the civilian community, where mental illness is still a sign of weakness."

Canada's mental-health crisis forced the military to tackle the issue on a war footing when the country became involved in the Afghanistan war in 2002.

The country is facing a major crisis as absenteeism, disability claims, stress and the incidence of chronic illnesses associated with depression have risen at a rapid rate in the last five years.

Source: Medindia

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Psych lingo, and psycholabeling cause an atmosphere of hopelessness, and this creates a financial bonanza for psychs. It also creates an alarming rate of suicides, broken marriages, low productivity, ridicule, and humiliation for the patient. Psych terminology is negative, and statistics clearly show a hopeless rate of true recovery. All this of course makes psychs rich, and even more rich as other human beings continue to fail. Non-medicals like psychologists, and social workers have been collecting welfare, off the misery of others for years. Psychologists are not doctors, and they should all be strickly supervised by nurses, and physicians. Its high time for reform. Congress has also investigated the high rate of abuses caused by psych staff, and its time that the efficacy of "mental health" care by evaluated by our congress. The media has not publicised these issues, and its about time.
Barry Monday, July 6, 2009

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