Canada’s Mental Health Care system overwhelmed

Dear Blue Collar,

I hope you’ll share my story. To all those in favour of public health care — who say the rich can just pay for private health care in another country — this is not the case with mental health services. I suffered a severe mental breakdown while waiting to see a psychiatrist in Canada. I waited 5 months to see a specialist, but my situation was far from the worst; many must wait 16-18 months to see a psychiatrist depending on where they live. Canada’s system is broken. How do you help with this?

Answer: We know that access to mental health services in Canada is a major issue. And our mental health system is nowhere near prepared to cope with what’s become a global mental health pandemic.

Unfortunately we can’t help everyone. But Blue Collar clients gain access to a large team of registered psychologists (not resilience coaches or social workers) who operate outside the system. This means ongoing, one-on-one interaction with a dedicated therapist, anytime/anyplace CBT, and personalized meds (via genetic testing).

Blue Collar disability managers also remove systemic (WCB and public health care) roadblocks that hinder recovery. And lastly, we provide access to a 24/7, Alberta-based crisis line.

Good luck to you.

Call (780)-340-5727 to speak with our 541 Eagleson Wynd, Edmonton T6M 0Y4 team for free.
Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett, Principal and Consultant, has spent his life in the construction sector, specifically heavy civil, enviro, commercial, and energy. Having held senior roles in business development, technical advisory, and regional management, he earned his stripes in the field and in head office. Conscious of the interplay between commercial, legal, and execution aspects of construction, his business insights are informed by expertise in WCB policy and enhanced with disability-specific training.

Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett

Ben Barfett, Principal and Consultant, has spent his life in the construction sector, specifically heavy civil, enviro, commercial, and energy. Having held senior roles in business development, technical advisory, and regional management, he earned his stripes in the field and in head office. Conscious of the interplay between commercial, legal, and execution aspects of construction, his business insights are informed by expertise in WCB policy and enhanced with disability-specific training.

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