The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
There are various conditions or types of injuries for which a person may make a claim for disability benefits for. In any given week, at least 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to mental illness/mental health problems.
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental illness or mental health problem. By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have experienced a mental illness.
Recently, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) received a $100 million donation. This donation is for their “Discovery Fund” which will focus on research surrounding a better understanding of disease (mental illness) mechanisms, testing and new ways to predict, prevent and recover from mental illness and effective diagnosis.
A mental health organization, Changing Minds, created a virtual reality headset in an attempt to help people understand what it is like to experience a mental illness. This is in the hopes that it can help to reduce stigma. The prototype headset involves a man describing his experience with psychosis and his life before and after.
A new study from the United Kingdom found that mental illness in pregnant women has adverse outcomes for both mother and baby all the way from birth to adolescence. It was noted that 1 in 4 women experience mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder during pregnancy. Though the study was conducted in the UK, it was documented that the rates in Canada were also high where 15% of women were diagnosed with depression or treated with antidepressants before becoming pregnant and 10% of pregnant women experience depression.
On January 31, 2018 it is Bell Let’s Talk Day. On this day, Bell Canada will donate 5 cents towards mental health initiatives for the following:
Bell Canada outlines 5 ways to help end the stigma around mental illness:
If you or someone you know have been denied short-term or long-term disability benefits for any reason, you can contact our office for a free initial consultation with a licensed lawyer. The consultation can be arranged on a date and at a time that is convenient for you.
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