Perhaps you’re reading this column over breakfast before you head off to work. Or maybe you’ve already put in a full day on the job and you’re reading this as you wind down for the day.
In either case, you can count yourself extremely fortunate. You are one of the lucky ones. You feel well enough to go to work.
There are millions of Canadians who can’t do what so many of us take for granted. Mental health problems or illness prevents them from going to work. They aren’t able to provide for their families the way they had hoped. They aren’t able to contribute to their workplaces the way they would like.