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January 2017

Depression Costs the Country Billions in Lost Productivity. It's Time we started Helping people Get Back To Work

Jan 17

Written by the Chairman of Mensante's Clinical Advisory Board:

Work is a significant part of daily life. Whether or not a person feels comfortable on the job influences their overall well-being—and our society’s economic health. For anyone suffering from depression, work-related productivity is a key indicator of health status, one we can’t afford to ignore.

Depression-related absenteeism and presenteeism (when employees are present for work but less productive due to their illness) have staggering economic consequences: absenteeism alone is estimated to...


Canada Must Fund On-line Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Just a few cents a year for each citizen!

Jan 06
As we entered 2017, Mensante received an email from the Australian government titled “Setting New Year’s Resolutions for a better 2017." The message referenced several Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) courses sponsored by the Australian government for many disorders covered by FeelingBetterNow®.  Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is entirely evidenced based. Medications and psychotherapy, primarily CBT, are the only evidenced-based treatment for mental health disorders. 

Before including any tool in our Self-Help Toolbox recommendations, Mensante’s Mental Health Professional Board members use the tool, rather than simply reading an outline or course summary. While the course summaries looked appropriate and we respect the work we have the reviewed developed in Australia...