Supporting Employees in a Mental Health Crisis

The Talking Benefits podcast team is kicking off 2019 by addressing an important issue facing our country and, in turn, our workplaces and employee benefit plans—mental health. Since it’s such a broad topic with many aspects, a three-part series will take place over the next few months, focusing on different mental health-related topics, including stress and addiction.

This month, the team discusses mental and emotional health, potential barriers to treatment, ways employers can help workers in crisis and how to facilitate their return to work.

Supporting Employees in a Mental Health Crisis

The episode features expertise from Randy Kratz, Senior Account Manager with FEI Behavioral Health, a workforce resiliency organization that provides EAP, crisis management and workplace violence prevention services. 

Randy addresses questions like “What can employers do to help fight the negative stigmas that are connected to mental illness” and “What are signs that a person needs mental health care or is in an emotional crisis?”

This is an episode you won’t want to miss.

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Anne Patterson
Social Media and Communications Associate at the International Foundation

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Anne Patterson

Social Media and Communications Associate at the International Foundation

Favorite Foundation service/product: The innovative member survey efforts and results from the research team.

Benefits-related topics that interest her most: Health care, nontraditional wellness initiatives, employee benefit communication.

Personal Insight: It’s all about balance with Anne. She loves to run and enjoys a good culinary adventure. She’ll jump at the chance to travel or to spend fun times with family and friends, but she’ll also take time to catch her breath with an occasional Netflix binge or diving into a classic novel.

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