How does the language we use contribute to stigma around mental health – and what can we do about it?
Watch this video to understand more about stigma and what we can do about it.
Click here and scroll down to the 4th video: Minding Your Language
You’ll need a login – user: mennoplace_em | pass: Grateful89@*
How can you support someone who is experiencing a mental health problem?
Menno Place is participating in a new program ‘Not Myself Today’ to support the mental health of all staff.
I want to encourage all of you to participate; to help yourself and in turn, your family, your colleagues, your family members and the residents we serve.
Despite 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental illness this year, stigma remains a huge barrier to people getting the help they need, especially in the workplace. It’s time we help make a change.
In support of the Canadian Mental Health Association, we at Menno Place will participate in the Not Myself Today® 2018 initiative. It aims to engage workplaces across Canada to support employees who are facing challenges, and create a safe and supportive workplace as it relates to mental health.
We all have a role to play in building a mentally healthier workplace, and our goal is to make sure you and your team members feel your best, as well as ensure that on the days you don’t, you have the means to seek the support you need. Not Myself Today provides information, tools and resources to raise awareness and understanding of mental health, reduce stigma and help build a psychologically safe and supportive working space.
As a nurse for 44 years, I know how stressful life can be at work and home. I have seen many colleagues suffer unduly without us around them being aware as they were uncomfortable to speak up. Please join me by actively taking part in creating a workplace that supports mental health, and for helping those who need it.
Karen L. Baillie, RN, BScN, MHA, CHE, FCCHL
Chief Executive Officer