'My story' videos


 

Sun Life is building a library of videos to help teach our plan sponsors and their plan members about mental health issues.


Meet the Thompson family

Mel, his wife Carol and their daughter Lindsay are three members of the Thompson family. They sat down with us to share their inspiring journey as they learned of Lindsay’s mental illness. They tell us how they banded together as a family to support each other through it, how their workplaces played a role, and how they bicycled across Canada to raise awareness, sharing their experiences.

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Michael Landsberg puts it on the record

Michael Landsberg, host of TSN’s Off the Record, tells about how his dealings with depression changed his life, and then how sharing his experience changed it for the better. His hope is that if he can talk about his mental illness, so will others.

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Stéphane Richer and wife, Leisa Guévremont, take on mental health as a team

Veteran hockey player and two time Stanley Cup winner Stéphane Richer and his wife, Leisa Guévremont, speak about his depression, and how they worked together to overcome the challenges it brings. These interviews were conducted in French and have been subtitled in English for your convenience.

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Sun Life welcomes Marie-Hélène Pelletier, PH.D., R.Psych

In November 2013, Sun Life welcomed Marie-Hélène Pelletier as Director of Workplace Mental Health for Group Benefits. With 15 years of clinical and research expertise, she will be helping us to help you understand mental health issues in the workplace and to build more tools for creating a mentally healthy work environment.

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Sun Life wishes to thank the Thompson family, Michael Landsberg, Stéphane Richer and Leisa Guévremont for sharing their views on these personal matters. With their permission and participation, Sun Life has produced these videos in an effort to help viewers learn about mental health from the perspective of people who have decided to raise awareness and help break down stigma by sharing their own experiences.

We acknowledge that an individual's experience with mental health issues or concerns is unique to that individual. If you have any questions personally or in connection with co-workers, family or friends, we encourage you to contact your General Practitioner or your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) if you have one as part of your benefits plan.

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or other people, please call 911 or go to the closest hospital emergency department.

New Bright Paper
New Bright Paper
Mental Health in the Workplace
- a little training goes a long way

Mental health in the workplace
Mental health in the workplace

Dr. Pelletier's page
Dr. Pelletier's page

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Support

Research
Research

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Resources