Employing a Holistic Behavioral Health Solution for Your Employees
As is often the case during times of crises, systemic weaknesses are brought to the forefront. The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light that our healthcare system is sorely lacking in affordable, convenient, timely access to behavioral health care. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “nearly half of the 60 million adults and children living with mental health conditions in the Unites Sates go without treatment.” The impact of untreated behavioral health issues on employers is considerable. Behavioral health issues are also associated with chronic conditions and can increase an individual’s likelihood to use drugs, causing even greater challenges for both the employer and the employee. Now, more than ever, an integrated approach to employee health and wellness ensures that mental health challenges are addressed in concert with physical and chronic health challenges.