Mental Health

Costs associated with mental illness in Canada reach $51 billion a year, with one in five Canadians experiencing some type of mental health issue in their lifetime. Sadly, 75% of Canadians do not feel supported enough to discuss the problems they are facing.

Mental Health and the Railway

“Having a hand in someone’s death, and the everlasting effects that come with it, is the last thing on your mind when you go to work in the morning,” said John, a conductor who...

Mandatory: The Final Episode

When you make enough noise, they have to listen – and Canada, you’ve made a lot of noise! We are coming to the end of our Make It Mandatory mental health video campaign, an initiative...

Mandatory Episode 6: Impact

Mental health issues can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including their ability to work. Imagine trying to do your job while dealing with fatigue, physical pain, lack of interest, concentration problems. Add...

Mandatory Episode 5: Suicide and Addiction

The ultimate cost of being unable to get help with a mental health issue is suicide – a preventable outcome that can be devastating to friends, family and an entire community. https://youtu.be/rvnQ9mogcEY Suicide is a serious...

Mandatory Episode 4: Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health disorders in Canada, and yet there is still stigma that surrounds talking about them. https://youtu.be/2CEOEZyCmeY People experiencing depression suffer from feelings of hopelessness, loss of...

Mandatory Episode 3: Early Intervention

For a young person, the world can feel a bit daunting. Life is changing, transitions are happening and lessons are being learned. https://youtu.be/J01mFvHyteI They are leaving home for the first time, entering post-secondary and starting their...

Mandatory Episode 2: Stigma

Imagine you had a minor accident and you break your ankle. You go to a doctor, you are given medical assistance, crutches and a cast. While life is a little more difficult, you know...

Mandatory Episode 1: Role of the Government

The numbers don’t lie – Canada is facing a mental health crisis and it is affecting every aspect our society, including our workplaces and our youth. https://youtu.be/7_uSzyEtqBk This is troubling, as young people represent our future...

Youth of Teamsters Canada Launch Mental Health Campaign

Today, we are launching a national campaign to raise awareness and to make mental health support mandatory in workplaces across Canada.

Make Mental Health In The Workplace A Mandatory Requirement!

Local Union 362 initiative aims to bring together public figures, policy makers and politicians to tackle this issue and create a solution.