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Employers Urged To Find New Ways To Address Workers’ Mental Health
Posted on Jul 18 2019
Kaiser Health News
NAMI mentioned
Reports that while a diagnosis of cancer might garner sympathy at work and a casserole for the family, an admission of a psychotic disorder might elicit judgment, fear and avoidance among co-workers. The pressure is growing on employers to adopt better strategies for dealing with mental health. Companies have been working to support employees is by pressuring their insurers to offer a more robust array of mental health benefits. “Employers can often feel that they’re at the mercy of health plans. But employers have the power of the pocketbook,” said Angela Kimball, acting CEO, NAMI. “They have an enormous ability to change the market by simply demanding better.”