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May 2017

Suicide

By | 2017-05-29T22:18:28+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Suicide Understanding Suicide Approximately 4000 Canadians across all ages die by suicide each year. It is a major cause of preventable and premature death in Canada, accounting for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds, and 16% among 25-44 year olds. A person will most often take their own life if [...]

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Watch More Videos

By | 2017-05-30T16:22:21+00:00 May 30th, 2017|

Watch More Videos Below are more videos on mental health awareness and stigma reduction. These videos were created by Gamifi Inc., courtesy of the City of Ottawa’s Innovation Pilot Program. 1 Mental Health Awareness 2 Role of Stress 3.1 Understanding Mental [...]

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Create Plan

By | 2017-05-30T16:27:49+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

Create Plan Create a Critical Event Response Plan for Your Business You can’t guarantee that you or your staff will never be exposed to trauma in the workplace. But you can prepare, to help prevent the most debilitating effects of the trauma. This preparation may include training staff to respond in the [...]

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Provide Resources

By | 2017-05-30T20:37:37+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Provide Resources This website houses resource materials to help you and your staff learn more about workplace mental health, and build a proactive program. Use the search bar on the right, or at the top of every page, to search the resources database. Here are some example keywords you may want to [...]

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Contributing Factors

By | 2017-05-30T13:11:43+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Contributing Factors Is the workplace a factor in developing mental health problems? Both physical and mental health are affected by a large number of factors including: Age and gender Genetics Personal history (past trauma, learned coping mechanisms) Environment (air and water quality, exposure to toxins) Drugs (prescription, over-the-counter, illegal) Lifestyle (diet, physical activity, sleep, [...]

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Crisis Options

By | 2017-05-30T22:11:34+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|

Stay with the person in crisis if possible. Tell someone to call 9-1-1. Ensure the person calling knows: Address (+specific location within address, if large facility) Description of what’s happening (especially if any violence is involved) Callback number Ask someone to meet the ambulance and guide them to your location. [...]

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Mental Health Crisis Options

By | 2017-05-30T21:58:54+00:00 May 11th, 2017|

Mental Health Crisis Options Stay with the person in crisis if possible. Tell someone to call 9-1-1. Ensure the person calling knows: Address (+specific location within address, if large facility) Description of what’s happening (especially if any violence is involved) Callback number Ask someone to meet the [...]

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April 2017

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By | 2017-05-30T13:13:53+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

ThinkMentalHealth.ca is a joint effort from Ontario Health and Safety System Partners to provide business owners with the resources needed to better understand and prevent mental health problems. Our goal is to help you, your staff, and your company stay healthy. CRISIS? Get immediate help for yourself or [...]

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Our database includes resources for staff and management on the prevention, intervention and accommodation of mental health problems in the workplace.

Suicide Response

An effective workplace response to a death by suicide or an attempted suicide includes addressing the impact on co-workers.
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Crisis Centre Directory for Ontario

List of Crisis Centres for the Province of Ontario
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Suicide Prevention

Being able to recognize and respond to indications that someone is thinking of suicide may help avert a death by suicide. This site provides resources to support suici...
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The Role of Managers in Preventing Suicide in the Workplace

In this sheet, we use manager as a general term for anyone in the workplace who is responsible for planning and directing the work of a group of employees.
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