A step-by-step workbook to help readers move away from isolation and loneliness, and build authentic connections. Click to learn more and order your copy!

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Dr. Bill Howatt presents a five-part model to move you past the rut in your life and toward happiness. Click to learn more and buy the book!

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Build strong and healthy connections with 'The Cure for Loneliness' and take charge of your own happiness with 'Stop Hiding & Start Living'.


Known as one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace

Dr. Bill Howatt is the President of Howatt HR. Bill’s life has not been an easy path. He understands the daily struggle of being a human being. Bill has had some major setbacks that have challenged his resiliency, such as being adopted, failing grade two, and living with a mental health illness. If it were not for his positive experience at Acadia University he may not be where he is today. He has over 30 years’ experience in mental health and addictions, HR and leadership. He is a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail and Chronicle Herald, Instructor for the University of New Brunswick, and has published over 400 articles and 40 books.

What people are saying about 'The Cure For Loneliness'

Dr. Bill Howatt is brilliant at explaining how our brain works and how we as human beings can unlock the mental traps that contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This book is a must-read and a fantastic toolkit for anyone who wants to learn practical steps on how to deal with mental health barriers in order to increase our social connections and happiness.

Mario BarilOmbudsman for Mental Health and Employee Well-Being at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

A must-read for anyone who senses their foundation of close friends and family is shifting under their feet. In my advocacy work on mental health at the political level, I knew change was taking place in our society and that our homes and workplaces were becoming lonelier places. Dr. Bill Howatt’s book confirms this, but more importantly provides a pathway out of loneliness.

Kevin FlynnOntario Minister of Labour, Chair of Ontario’s Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions

Dr. Bill Howatt offers useful, interesting exercises to assess your level of isolation and loneliness, as well as practical, impactful tips to get out of your mental trap. Not only does this book encourage every one of us to improve our resiliency, it also inspires leaders to support their people and build a psychologically safe workplace.

Renée Légaré, M.Sc., ICD.D, Ph.DExecutive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, The Ottawa Hospital

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