Beating Back Workplace Depression Using Stress Management

Effectively promoting employee mental, as well as physical, health is critical to the success of individuals, employers, and Canada.
— By James Hsu

Depression is not usually a topic that comes up in discussions on cultural competency, but it should. It is an excellent starting point for addressing mental health issues in a diverse workforce. An anonymous quote says, “Diversity is the one true thing we have in common.” That really is true, but there is something else – the need to enjoy good physical and mental health to live a productive life.

Whereas physical conditions can easily be assessed with modern medical equipment, poor mental health....