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Younger generations more likely to quit job for mental health reasons

12 October 2019

This World Mental Health Day, it is time we apply a public health approach to mental health. Less than 10 percent of baby boomers said they had left a workplace due to mental health reasons.

Millennials working outside a full-time, corporate office are particularly vulnerable to depression, according to a University of Exeter review of 28,438 worker reports on mental health.

In Ontario, 70 per cent of mental health and addictions issues begin in childhood or adolescence.

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An awareness anthem spot shows snippets of different characters and their mental health challenges, such as Tony Soprano talking with his therapist, and Girls' Hannah Horvath struggling with her OCD.

The role and experiences of mental health carers has been increasingly acknowledged through surveys and various other research in recent years.

And today, on World Mental Health Day, the fashion veteran announced the formation of The Mental Health Coalition.

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A group of video game professionals have started a charity called Safe In Our World, focusing on promoting mental health awareness in the games industry. The most common ways this manifested for responders was difficulty concentrating, avoiding social activities, taking longer to do tasks, being less responsive to email and other communications, and difficulty thinking, reasoning or deciding. Nearly half (47 per cent) of men with a mental health condition have never raised it at work, compared to 43 per cent of female sufferers. Learn how employers and managers can prevent suicide4.

He also said his government would hire 180 frontline mental health workers who will work in high schools; social workers, psychologists, and psychotherapists. Fully three quarters (76 per cent) said they would be happy for an employee to talk to them about their mental health concerns. Of the employers surveyed, half (51 per cent) said their company offers training in how to spot and deal with potential mental health problems among their team - although 17 per cent admitted their scheme was not effective.

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Younger generations more likely to quit job for mental health reasons