There is a mental health crisis in the Canadian advertising industry. I know because it has impacted my life. As an industry we need to start talking about it for the good of the people working in the business and for the bottom line of our companies.
The #SundayScaries might be a trending hashtag across social media come the end of the weekend, but mental health issues in the workplace shouldn’t be written off as another trending topic! These issues are real and getting worse as work-life balance becomes a thing of the past for many. Precarious and contract work impacts employee feelings of job stability and promotes a pressure to work harder and longer at all costs.