Currently, we’re looking to hire a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Occupational Therapist. If you’re interested in finding out more, email us at info@mynkala.com.

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Bringing mental illness into focus.

There is a mistaken assumption among many people that mental illness isn’t a legitimate medical problem. In reality, the illness can be as serious—and tangible—as heart disease. Mental illness affects the brain just like coronary artery disease affects the heart. Because of a lack of education about mental illness, many employers, co-workers, insurers, friends, family, and even some physicians may not fully understand the level of support you require to recover. Also, the stigma associated with mental illness can be a barrier to seeking and receiving needed support.

It can be difficult for your employees to figure out and access the various services and benefits, which are spread out among many systems—employer benefits, employee assistance programs (EAPs), family doctors, specialists, and insurers. Your employees may not know what support they are entitled to, or may not be in a position to advocate for themselves. In addition, service providers often fail to talk to each other regularly about your employees' care, so there can be little or no coordination of their support.

Limited resources also pose a problem to getting adequate care. In the National Capital Region, far too many people wait as long as six months to a year to receive an assessment by a psychiatrist. When they’re finally seen, they may only get a one-time consultation with no ongoing psychiatric care. Too often, people with mental illness aren’t seen until they’ve reached the crisis stage. This prolongs the impairment, and can lead to needless loss of productivity, needless disruption and cost within the workplace, and needless suffering for the individual and their family.

Limitations within the healthcare system
When people receive treatment, they aren’t necessary getting what they need. The current healthcare model often offers only fragmented services; there is infrequent integration of care, and limited ability to customize treatment. If your employee needs care from more than one professional—for example, a psychiatrist and a psychologist—they have to visit different centres. Not only is this lack of coordination inconvenient, it also means that treatment won’t be monitored by one team or delivered in a cohesive and integrated fashion.

Costs of not treating mental illness
Employees suffering from mental illness pay a hefty price; it negatively affects their personal and work lives, and can sometimes shatter their identity and self-esteem. But your organization also pays a price. Absenteeism incurs the costs of disability insurance, salary continuance and replacement workers, to name a few. Presenteeism comes at an even higher price; it costs organizations twice as much as all absenteeism and disability expenses combined.

The highest cost of all comes from not intervening with mental illness. The vast majority of people who get the appropriate intervention—and are empowered to remain active at work—show recovery. By working with Mynkala, you will ensure that mental illness doesn’t continue to cost your organization or impair your employees’ productivity in the long-term. Please visit How we can help to learn more.
Mynkala is a team effort. We work together to serve our community, order giving employees and organizations every opportunity to make the most of their resources.

Being a part of the Mynkala team is about more than simply having the necessary credentials. Yes, order we are looking for experts—skilled professionals who have experience with research-based, sickness multidisciplinary treatment in their field and applying a return-to-productivity approach in the workplace. But we’re also looking for people who are passionate about dramatically changing the perception of mental illness and the path to recovery.

Our professionals have a personal investment in helping to destigmatize mental illness, and in helping employees reach mental health. By improving the well-being of employees in our community, Mynkala benefits individual workers as well as organizations.

Mynkala welcomes professionals who will contribute to our team and align with our culture. We’re looking for like-minded individuals who share an appreciation for the interconnectedness of those around us, and who have strong interpersonal skills and a client-focused approach.

At Mynkala, it’s vital that we meet people’s needs. Our team provides customized care that has a positive, tangible impact on the lives of our clients. We feel privileged to be able to help bring people back to mental health, and we’re looking for other professionals who feel the same way.

If you’re passionate about changing the perception of mental illness, are attracted to contributing to what we’re building, and believe that you have the necessary skills and experience to help Mynkala succeed, please get in touch with us. We welcome your queries and look forward to hearing from you. Email us at info@mynkala.com.