Depression is the top mental health problem for workers in Canada

Workplace stress is the primary cause of Canadian employees’ mental health concerns, according to a new report.

Close to three-quarters (70 percent) of employees said their work experience had impacted their mental health. A larger amount, 78 percent, said mental health was one of the primary reasons they’d missed work.

More than half (54 percent) of workers in Canada said they have high or optimal coping skills to deal with mental health issues. Positive coping mechanisms they’ve used to deal with workplace stress include seeking professional support. Some also mentioned negative coping strategies, such as drinking and smoking.

For the full survey results, view this information and download a copy of the report, sponsored by Morneau Shepell and the Globe and Mail.