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Mental Health in the Workplace
Three major trends are having a profound influence on the scale and substance of the burden of disease bourne by the US and its major trading partners.
Speech by Bill Wilkerson
To 2013 Trustees and Administrator Institutes International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
San Francisco, California
June 26, 2013

PDF - 178k

Video Presentation
April 2, 2013 - The US benefits and pensions trustees industry has recognized Bill Wilkerson's work and his US presentations to various chapters of the International Foundation for Employee Benefits over the past 18 months by featuring Bill and mental health in the workplace as this year's theme for the North American annual Employee Benefits Day. Below you will find video presentation in Seattle Washington streamed nationwide in the US earlier this year and the Global Roundtable's Gifts for Workplace Support and Affirmation.

Bill Wilkerson in Dubai
On Thursday, March 14, 2013 Bill Wilkerson will be in Dubai to speak to an audience numbering well in excess of 600. This audience represents 15 countries from Europe, North America and Africa.

The speech below is the latest in a series outside of Canada that has taken him to San Francisco, Seattle and Orlando (where Mary Ann Baynton also spoke). In June he will be speaking in Los Angeles.

Text of Remarks - to Lundbeck Global Conference
Speech by Bill Wilkerson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
March 14, 2013

The Yukon Package
A Series of Speeches and Discussion Papers by Bill Wilkerson To Deputy Ministers and Officials of Yukon Government during 3-day speaking engagement February, 2013

HR Trends and Challenges: Mental Health in the Workplace
Information and Discussion Paper
Speech by Bill Wilkerson
Whitehorse, Yukon
February 11-14, 2013

Subject Papers by Bill Wilkerson

  1. Symptoms of Mental Disorders and Job Performance
  2. Leadership and Management Guidelines
  3. Guidelines for Common Sense Approach
  4. Questions to Which Operating Managers Need Answers
  5. Guidelines for Working Parents to Protect Their Children Against the Risks of Suicide

The Global Business and Economic Roundtable for Addiction and Mental Health 2011 Report

Executive Summary
PDF - 856k

Part II - The Better Marked Road: The Constellation of Issues and Part III - The Grey Paper: New Workplace of the 21st Century
PDF - 5.9mb

The Full Report
PDF - 13.5mb


PDF - 2.3mb





12 gifts to support your workplace
Written by Maureen Shaw, Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine
13 December 13, 2012

12 Gifts of Christmas for Workplace Support and Affirmation At Times of Stress and Uncertainty - 2012
"This is the 12th edition of these 12 Gifts of Christmas published by the Global Business and Economic Roundtable for Mental Health since 2000. They have been downloaded and republished in Canada, the US and Europe. I have updated them for the current times because these particular gifts are needed more than ever." - Bill Wilkerson
November 28, 2012

The Annual General Meeting Professional Institute of the Public Services of Canada
Speech by Bill Wilkerson
Delta City Centre Ottawa, Canada
November 16, 2012

Federal Job Cuts Carried Out by Psychopathic Bureaucratic Procedures; Federal Employee Depression Highest Ever
Press Release
November 16, 2012
PDF - 45k

Washington State Council of Firefights 'No Secrets Labor-Managment Symposium 2012'

Speech by Bill Wilkerson
Essaquah, Washington
November 13, 2012

Ten Step Drift Towards Suicide
by Bill Wilkerson
This column appeared as Breaking the Suicide Chain in The Globe and Mail

September 7, 2011
PDF - 135k

Mental Health in the Workplace
Speech by Bill Wilkerson
The Annual Conference of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists
San Francisco, California
August 8, 2012
PDF - 438k

Table of Contents
  • Welcome
  • A Big Year
  • Website Line-up
  • Eight Years Later
  • The Stakes
  • Supply and Demand
  • Plan Highlights
  • Next Steps - Employers in Action for Progress
Building Productive Capacity in a Brain -Based Economy
The Demographics and Distribution of Mental Illness: Mostly a Business, Economic and Labour Cost - Health Care Costs Less Than Productivity Loss
World Economic Forum - Model for Corporate Citizenship Goals and Principles for Mental Health in the Global Economy
Employers Getting Started
Governance and Mental Health in the Workplace
CEOs and Managing Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental Disability Management
Questions to which Managers Need Answers
Comprehensive Stress Policy

Business and Economic Plan for Mental Health and Productivity

An Agenda for Progress

Reducing the Social and Economic Burden of Mental Disabilities


"Employers Getting Started"

"On the Road to Mental Health in the Workplace"

Dedicated to His Excellency Michael H. Wilson
Canadian Ambassador to the United States of America
Roundtable Senior Chairman Since 2000

This plan was developed with the input and advice of hundreds of experts, business people and individuals living with mental illnesses.
We are universally grateful.

We also wish to acknowledge the contribution of the National Quality Institute (NQI)
and B.C. Business and Economic Roundtable on Mental Health.

PDF - 800k

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Table of Contents
Roadmap for Cognitive and Sensory Disability Management (Watson Wyatt Worldwide Model)
Medical Affirmation Process (MAP) - Teamwork to Manage Mental Disability
Heart Disease and Depression
Human Rights & Mental Illness: "A Matter of Law"
Small & Rural Business: Mental Health & Productivity Model
Links to National Quality Institute Healthy Workplace Strategy
Appendix I- Definitive Prevalence Rates of Mental Illness Summary
Appendix II - Glossary of Terms
Appendix III - Employee Fact Sheets
Appendix IV - Roundtable Summary of the Costs of Mental Disorders


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