The figures and statistics are astounding — in any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness. In any given week, half a million Canadians missed work because of a mental health related issue.

While we must take primary responsibility for our own health and well-being, the workplace can play a significant role in our ability to manage both our physical and psychological health. Rather than choosing to ignore this very real issue, progressive-thinking organizations can take action to become part of the solution.