Universal basic income: Taking poverty out of the picture
MH@H Mental Health, Social Issues

Universal Basic Income: Benefits for People with Mental Illness

I don't have the economics background to speak to the feasibility of universal basic income, so I won't try; however, I did want to explore the potential benefits for people with mental illness. What universal basic income is While various implementations have been proposed, at its core, universal basic income (UBI) has several basic characteristics.… Continue reading Universal Basic Income: Benefits for People with Mental Illness

workplace mental heatlh statistics
Social Issues

Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Canadian Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health Employers aren't supposed to discriminate against people with mental illness.  In fact, it's often against the law.  Yet employment discrimination happens and is a form of structural stigma, so what do we do about it when it does? Canadian human rights legislation In Canada, provincial human rights… Continue reading Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Mental illness and work vs. disability
MH@H Mental Health

Mental Illness and Work vs. Disability

"So, what do you do for work?"  That's a pretty standard, run of the mill question if you're meeting someone for the first time. It's also one of the reasons why I dislike being around people.  In our society, adults are expected to work; if you don't, that's considered unusual unless you fall into a… Continue reading Mental Illness and Work vs. Disability

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MH@H Mental Health

Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness

Job interviews are unpleasant at the best of times, and to me have always felt very fake.  But throw mental illness into the mix, and they can be a huge obstacle.  There are a number of aspects of job interviews that particularly worry me. Answering unexpected questions My cognitive symptoms of depression aren't as bad… Continue reading Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness