2013 PSAC national health and safety conference on mental health in the workplace

2013 PSAC national health and safety conference on mental health in the workplace

In April 2013, PSAC held a national health and safety conference on mental health in the workplace. We asked PSAC members to share their reflections in this important issue. How the members recognize mental illness. I was probably guilty of what we call ‘presenteeism.’ I was there in body, but in spirit I was functioning …

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Understand: The Impact of Mental Illness

Understand: The Impact of Mental Illness

Before I was diagnosed with anxiety, I had a lot of social issues. I couldn’t go to parties because I had panic attacks, but of course, I didn’t know exactly what they were because I had never been taught about them. When you go into health class you learn about things that are visible, you …

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Postnatal mental health | Talking about mental health – Episode 13

Postnatal mental health | Talking about mental health – Episode 13

My biggest fear about going and getting help was that they were going to take my baby away from me and actually, when I got the right help, that was the last thing that they would have done. They said to me, you know, that would be absolute last resort. We would do everything we …

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SMU Active Minds: Faces of Mental Health video series Part III (Nadine Huerta)

SMU Active Minds: Faces of Mental Health video series Part III (Nadine Huerta)

>>I was in my fourth semester of my program, I was in the middle of my preceptorship and things were going great. I had gotten the preceptorship I wanted, my grades were better than they have ever been. I felt like I was being really social, but something wasn’t right. And I knew this because …

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Student Problems Investigates : Student Mental Health (2/3)

Student Problems Investigates : Student Mental Health (2/3)

It’s horrible its er it’s quite shocking Suicide is the single largest killer of men under 45 I’ve said it before – every time you say it people still say to me no, no no come on, really? No, the single largest killer more than heart disease traffic accidents, cancer – the single largest killer …

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Mental Health: Laura’s Story | NHS

Mental Health: Laura’s Story | NHS

Looking back I’ve always felt different. As a child my father was very violent and I was bullied at school because of the way I looked. I started therapy and for a brief while I made progress but inside I felt miserable and self-medicated with drink and drugs. When psychosis happens you lose touch with …

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It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health-Trailer

It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health-Trailer

Everybody’s super excited to go to college and of course I was as well, but I had no idea that transition from high school to college would be so difficult. I think the first sign for me was I was super tired. I was just so tired every night, every day, I just wanted to …

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I Got Knee Surgery

I Got Knee Surgery

– Earlier this year I voluntarily got knee surgery. They gave me this drug that makes me feel like I had five shots of whiskey. Flash a casual tit. (groans) It’s a story of risk and pain and suffering, but in the end, there’s a baby. So it’s all gonna be okay. (energetic music) Welcome …

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Thriving With Mental Illness Pt. 3 | WBFO’s Mental Health Initiative

Thriving With Mental Illness Pt. 3 | WBFO’s Mental Health Initiative

(music) I share my experience with everyone. It’s like the only way you can hurt me if I don’t share. So I’m going to share. Someone’s going to listen whether you want to or not. I remember at times in the home, I would seclude myself to one room until everyone left, then I would …

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A Life Destroyed By Mental Illness

A Life Destroyed By Mental Illness

>>>>PEGGY PICO: ON FEBRUARY�20, EVAN KWIK SHOT AND KILLED HIMSELF IN A 10HOUR STAND OFF. KWIK’S MOTHER CALLED POLICE AFTER HER SON THREATENED TO COMMIT SUICIDE. SHELLEY KWIK JOINS US VIA SKYPE TO TALK ABOUT HOW SHE TRIED TO HELP HER SON AND WHY SHOO SHE SUPPORTS IMPLEMENTING LAURA’S LAW OVER SAN DIEGO’S CURRENT MENTAL …

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