Information for Leaders

"There's this attitude out there that if you come back from cancer, you're a hero, but if you come back from depression, you're damaged goods."

Bill Wilkerson
CEO of the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health ~ Globe and Mail Update June 24, 2008 at 12:57 PM EDT

In your role as a leader at the University of Alberta, being able to recognize the signs that a student or staff member may be struggling with a mental illness is important. Feeling overwhelmed in the work or in the learning environment is not uncommon, however being able to recognize the difference between a "bad day" and warning signs someone may be suffering with a mental illness is essential. As with any other health concern, early intervention and access to appropriate resources are the key to managing illness effectively. Knowing where to access appropriate supports and treatments is paramount. Recognition and early intervention is critical in being able to access appropriate resources and treatment.

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