Science and business seized the opportunity to take action and lead the changee

TORONTO, March 1, 2023 /CNW/ – A new report from Mental Health International (MHI), with support from the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), was released today. The report asks for from Canada science and business to immediately lead the discourse, and more importantly, constructive action to promote human well-being by improving the quality of mental life in Canada.

The 90 page report – Spiritual life into Canada – written by MHI co-founder and chairman emeritus Dr. Bill Wilkerson and edited by Jillian Stringerchair of MHI’s board-level youth advisory committee, elaborates on the various trends in the science, business, and technology sectors that identify hopeful indicators that prevention of the “3D” effects of mental disorders (disorder, disability, and (premature) ) death), are a plausible target.

The report proposes a unified approach to prevention through “The Science-Business Roundtable on the Quality of Mental Life in Canada“.

As the “final word” on his 25 years as an award-winning, pioneering advocate for mental health in the workplace and economy, Dr. Wilkerson up to from Canada first national initiative to prevent mental disorders by reducing risks driven by society and its institutions.

MHI Co-Founder, Chairman, Mental Health International Joseph Ricciuti, in turn: “Our report advocates human well-being as a unifying national goal. Canada than the hunger for action to stem this tide of suffering.”

“That said, our report documents reasons for hope, such as the convergence of the epigenetics and genomics revolutions – fueled by technological advances – revealing new insights into the genetic architecture of mental disorders, their prevention and mitigation. History is in the making and that is hopeful news for all of us.”

“Brain disorders, including conditions such as mental illness, have a major impact on areas of life such as a person’s ability to maintain employment, physical health, financial health and social health,” said Dr. Tom Mikkelsenpresident and scientific director of the Ontario Brain Institute.

“Knowing the economic and societal impact of brain disorders, it is time to think and act differently about brain health. An integrated team science approach to research looking at brain disorders will generate the knowledge needed for the life-changing breakthroughs of the future. And today, we must push for strategies that optimize brain health through strong, strategic coordination and collaboration between public and private sector stakeholders.”

The report notes that human capital is now recognized as contributing to the asset value of publicly traded companies, strengthening corporate investment in mental health. As a result, addressing the costs and lost productive capacity due to mental disorders becomes a matter of prudent asset protection.

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