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.

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...

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 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...

Why Teamsters #GETLOUD about Mental Health

This week is Mental Health Week, which is all about getting loud and making noise about mental health issues. Workers affiliated with the Teamsters Union have been getting loud about the issue of mental health...

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 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...

We Will Never Forget

Four years ago today, tragedy struck our sisters and brothers at G4S. While performing a routine cash service at the University of Alberta’s HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers, Eddie...

We Will Never Forget

Six years ago today, tragedy struck our sisters and brothers at G4S. While performing a routine cash service at the University of Alberta’s HUB Mall, Travis Baumgartner fatally shot three of his coworkers, Eddie Rejano, Brian Ilesic and Michelle Shegelski. A fourth, Matthew Schuman, was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds to the head.

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...

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.