Mental Health International presents a comprehensive report of the advancements in the sciences of mental health, generating hope for the future, revealing the mental health burden weighing heavily on children/youth and clarifying the links between mental health and violent behaviour. The report calls for immediate and constructive discourse, and more importantly, constructive action to be taken on mental health led by Canada’s science and business sectors.
This announcement is made possible by the support of the Ontario Brain Institute.
An experienced business owner and executive, began fighting for mental health in the workplace in Canada in 1998, and has sustained that effort internationally as Executive Chairman of Mental Health International, Chairman of the Pan-European Business Leadership Forum to Target the Impact of Depression in the Workplace, and General Chairman of the US/Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity. He blends his knowledge of business with a studied approach to the scientific and economic issues facing large employers and the working populations of nations due to the rising rates of mental disorders – prominently depression – and economic loss among employees in their prime working years. Wilkerson’s professional career spans business, politics, journalism, broadcasting, the arts, major league sports and government service.
Joe RicciutiCo-Founder, Chairman, Mental Health International
Dr. Tom MikkelsenPresident and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Brain Institute