Corporate world called on to lead the fight for mental health

Business has a financial stake in sound minds
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

It’s in the corporate world’s best interests to spearhead a campaign against mental illness , according to the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health. The Roundtable is affiliated with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Roundtable co-founder and CEO Bill Wilkerson makes the following arguments for why businesses should lead a move to reverse trends in the growth of mental health disorders worldwide:

•The world is experiencing unprecedented rates of depression and anxiety among employees and consumers alike. This dilutes productivity and spending;