The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
October 9, 2015 is Bipolar Awareness Day in Canada and October 10, 2015 is World Mental Health Day.
The World Health Organization has designated October 10th as World Mental Health Day, and this year’s theme is “dignity in mental health”.
We all have mental health and it is important to take care of our mental health. Stigmatizing mental health and discrimination towards mental health can prevent a person from seeking treatment. Stigma can lead to self-stigma and withdrawal. According to the Canadian Medical Association, 2 in 3 people suffer in silence due to fear of judgment and rejection and only 49% of Canadians said they would associate with a friend who has a serious mental illness.
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada:
The facts and statistics make it clear that awareness is an important factor in combating stigma. It is important that people are aware of how many Canadians are affected by mental illness.
At Aaron Waxman Associates, our lawyers understand that there are many reasons why someone may make a claim for long-term disability benefits. If you or someone you know has been denied entitlement to long-term disability benefits, your benefits have been terminated or have questions about your claim, you should contact one of our lawyers for a free, initial consultation. Remember, there are no bad questions.
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