Mental health research: a real return on investment

If Canadians living with a mental illness could access better treatments, annually upwards of 352,000 Canadians living with depression or anxiety could re-enter the workforce as productive employees. “This highlights the fact that there is a [return on investment], there is a gain for the employer in acting on mental health in the workplace,” said Louis Thériault, Vice-President of Public Policy, the Conference Board. Imagine the impact if we could diagnose those at risk of developing a mental illness or neurodegenerative disorder before symptoms even started. This is the Ludmer Centre’s goal.

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