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  1. Depression among public servants Canada's biggest 'public health crisis': Expert

    OTTAWA — Depression among Canada’s public servants is the country’s biggest “public health
    crisis,” says a leading mental health expert.

    It’s an affliction among the country’s nurses, teachers, police, military and bureaucrats at all levels of
    government, undermining innovation, productivity, quality of service, policy-making and even the
    relevance of our democratic institutions, said Bill Wilkerson, founder of Global Business and
    Economic Roundtable on Mental Health.

    Kathryn May - Ottawa Citizen
    January 11, 2010

    PDF - 152k

  2. He switched on the light - then fell into darkness
    To cap a long, high-powered career, Bill Wilkerson led a campaign to transform the way corporate Canada saw mental illness in the workplace. Then as he reveals here for the first time the professional crisis manager unexpectedly slipped into crisis himself.

    Tavia Grant- Globe and Mail
    February 21, 2009
    PDF - 336k
  3. Mental illness a crisis with no end in sight
    Donna Jacobs Monday Mornings, The Ottawa Citizen
    Monday June 30, 2008
    PDF - 72k


  4. How to have a good morning, and a better day
    Donna Jacobs Monday Mornings, The Ottawa Citizen
    Monday June 23, 2008
    PDF - 80k

  5. Public Sector 'a toxic place to work'
    Kathryn May, The Ottawa Citizen
    Monday June 16, 2008
    PDF - 176k

  6. Battle of the brain
    First they fight the illness, then they fight the stigma
    Sarah Treleaven, Financial Post
    Saturday, May 17, 2008
    PDF - 96k

  7. Canadian Takes Depression and Addiction Message to Greece
    Thessalonika, Greece
    Bigger Economic Stakes in Preventing Mental Disabilities and Suicide than AIDS and Infectious Disease 
    “Suicide, not war, not murder, not terrorism is
    the leading cause of violent death in Europe and North America today.”

    March 28, 2007
    PDF - 192k

  8. Michael Kirby named to head new Mental Health Commission
    Finance Minsiter Jim Flaherty called for "respect and dignity" for people with mental illness as he announced in the budget Monday the establishment of a Canadian Mental Health Commission.
    March 19, 2007
    PDF - 48k

  9. The Roundtable’s current chairman and former senator Michael Kirby today was named first chairman of the new Canadian Mental Health Commission.
    Kirby Says New Canadian  Mental Health Commission is
    “Necessary First Step to Bring Mental Illness Out of the Shadows -- Forever”
    March 19, 2007
    PDF - 168k

  10. Premiere North American public opinion study on depression And The Workplace
    84% Of North Americans Say CEO’s Should Make Helping Employees in The Workplace With Depression A Key Human Resources Priority - Ipsos Reid Release
    March 1, 2007
    PDF - 428k

  11. What lies beneath
    Sarah Cannon wants people to look into the eyes of
    her daughter and other kids who are fighting
    mental illness and see their courage

    Toronto Star
    July 21, 2006
    PDF - 105k

  12. Out of the shadows: mental health at work
    Virginia Galt
    Globe and Mail - Careers
    March 29, 2006

    PDF - 36k

  13. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    March 2006

    PDF - 104k

  14. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    February 2006

    PDF - 104k

  15. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    January 2006

    PDF - 104k

  16. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    December 2005

    PDF - 104k

  17. Stalking a silent killer
    Ann Dowsett Johnston
    Macleans
    November 14, 2005

    PDF-196k

  18. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    November 2005

    PDF - 104k

  19. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    October 2005

    PDF - 104k

  20. A big business disability
    Financial Post
    September 14, 2005
    Marilyn Linton

    PDF-152k

  21. Talking about teen suicide is a start
    Toronto Sun
    September 14, 2005
    Mark Bonokoski

    PDF- 68k

  22. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    September 2005

    PDF - 136k

  23. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    August 2005

    PDF - 120k

  24. MP's flight sends wrong message on stress
    Toronto Star
    June 11, 2005
    Jim Coyle

    PDF-37k

  25. Don't stigmatize mental illness
    The Standard (St. Catharines)
    David Simpson
    Monday, April 18, 2005

    PDF - 64k

  26. Mental-health claims a top concern: Poll
    The Province
    Sunday, April 17, 2005

    PDF - 68k

  27. Stressed out at work; new research aimed at identifying management
    practices that lead to, or exacerbate, depression in the workplace

    The Edmonton Sun
    Saturday, April 16, 2005

    PDF - 80k

  28. Depression costs business; Workplace support is 'good management practice,' forum
    told Researchers seeking 65,000 subjects for Canadian study

    The Toronto Star
    Friday, April 15, 2005
    Robin Harvey

    PDF - 76k

  29. Employees deserve help to deal with mental illness: Statistics show early treatment
    can save employers thousands in lost employees' wages

    The Standard (St. Catharines)
    Friday, April 15, 2005

    PDF - 76k

  30. Taking mental health issues seriously
    National Post
    April 14, 2005
    By Stephen LeDrew

    PDF - 76k

  31. Patients for jobs; biz plan targets mental health
    The Toronto Sun
    Thursday, April 14, 2005
    Kevin Connor

    PDF - 68k

  32. Mental health claims on the rise in Canada
    Canada News-wire
    Thursday, April 14, 2005

    PDF - 76k

  33. Minister Dosanjh Announces Mental Health Research Initiative to Help Create
    Healthier Workplaces for Canadians

    Canada News-wire
    Wednesday, April 13, 2005

    PDF - 96k

  34. The $50B problem; mental illness hurts business
    The Toronto Sun
    Wednesday, April 13, 2005
    Chris Doucette

    PDF - 68k

  35. Understanding 'the black dog'
    National Post
    Wednesday, April 13, 2005
    Byline: Stephen LeDrew

    PDF - 68k

  36. TORONTO -- New research looking into management practices that either lead to or exacerbate mental illness among
    employees is being launched.

    Broadcast News
    Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    PDF - 68k

  37. Business's next challenge: tackling mental health in the
    workplace

    Virginia Galt
    Globe & Mail
    Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    PDF - 88k

  38. Publishers support promotion of mental health on the job
    The Ottawa Citizen
    April 12, 2005
    By Kerry MacGregor

    PDF - 80k

  39. Tackling mental health in the workplace
    Globe & Mail
    April 12, 2005
    By Virginia Galt

    PDF - 20k

  40. New doctors' deal won't cure woes quickly
    :Demand for family medicine is soaring

    Toronto Star
    April 8, 2005

    PDF - 20K

  41. New doctors' deal won't cure woes quickly
    Demand for family medicine is soaring

    Not enough students attracted to the field
    Toronto Star
    Apr. 8, 2005

    PDF - 20k

  42. Is modern life becoming a recipe for madness?
    By Jim Coyle

    Toronto Star
    March 12, 2005

    PDF - 85k

  43. Tackling the issue of teen suicide
    Toronto Star
    February 11, 2005

    PDF - 31k

  44. Crisis in Children's Mental Health
    One in five kids, youth suffer from mental illness
    Toronto Star
    February 11, 2005

    PDF - 34k

  45. DEPRESSION, STRESS COST ECONOMY $33B A YEAR
    Business leaders not dealing with the issue, Mercer study finds
    National Post - Financial Post
    August 2, 2004

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  46. TACKLING THE HIDDEN HEALTH MENACE
    Globe & Mail
    July 14, 2004
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  47. TOXIC ENVIRONMENT
    The High Cost of Workplace Stress
    Bill Wilkerson
    The Ottawa Citizen
    May 17, 2004
    PDF - 702k

  48. DEPRESSION HAUNTS TEACHERS
    Situation so bad educators almost `uninsurable'
    Robin Harvey
    The Toronto Star
    April 30, 2004
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  49. DAMAGING, DEGRADING
    One in five of us will experience mental illness
    Yet only one in 10 who need help will be able to get it
    Robin Harvey
    The Toronto Star
    April 30, 2004
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  50. Back To Work
    Strategies for managing rehabilitation and return to work in Canada
    April 2004

    PDF - 100k

  51. MEDIA ADVISORY AND RELEASE
    Top Business Leaders Endorse New Mental Health Guideline
    For Canadian Corporate Boards of Directors

    February 17, 2004
    PDF - 54k

  52. Top execs expand dialogue on workplace stress
    Saturday May 17, 2003
    Toronto Star


  53. Health charter to get nod
    By Katherine Harding
    Wednesday May 14, 2003
    The Globe and Mail


  54. Media Release
    Bill Wilkerson's speech to Employee Assistance Society of North America in
    San Antonio, Texas
    April 23, 2003


  55. DEPRESSION IN THE WORKPLACE: THE SILENT MENACE
    The Hon. Gordon Campbell
    Premier, Province of British Columbia
    Tuesday, April 30, 2002

    External link to Vancouver Board of Trade website

  56. HEALTHY EMPLOYEES GOOD FOR BUSINESS
    By Helen Henderson
    The Toronto Star
    November 3, 2001
    Web page

  57. Stuck in the middle:mental health of mid-level managers shakiest, CEOs fret
    CP -The Canadian Press
    Mar 26 2004

    PDF - 26k

  58. Workplace stress exacting heavy toll
    By Virginia Galt
    Globe and Mail

    Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004
    PDF - 17k