I have mentioned in a past blog post about my emotional flat tire days, but that is just a small part of the relationship between mental illness and employment. Those like myself who suffer from long term unemployment are vulnerable to bouts of depression that can work against achieving employment. The homeless and those living below the poverty line have little reason to be happy when there’s no money for basic necessities like food or shelter.
Even those who are working are facing the tough challenge of maintaining a healthy work and personal life balance. Companies are singing and dancing to that post-recession hit song, “Do More With Less”, and their employees are stressed out from trying to keep to the beat. This continues onward after work hours with couples arguing over the silliest of thing while their children cower.
Healthy stable employment for all that does not impact personal happiness is important. Canadians who do not have to worry about employment issues are less likely to suffer from mental disorders, which in turn brings forth a prosperous and productive society.
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