In a recent article in The Boston Globe, reporter Kara Baskin highlighted the consequences of the “unrelenting pace” work in the restaurant industry can take on its employees—including serious mental health issues and struggles with substance use. The restaurant business is indeed vulnerable, as is just about every sector that expects long hours and 24/7 commitment from its employees: healthcare, business, education and non-profits where resources are scarce and there is always more work to be done. The stigma around disclosing mental health or addiction issues is strong, but inroads are being made to offer concrete ways to stand behind the mantra of work-life balance.
Luckily, there are employers who are leading the way in offering solutions and strategies for their employees who wrestle with mental health or substance use recovery.
If you are a business owner or among the leaders of a vibrant non-profit, you will want to join us on March 30th for our 11th solution series discussion with three top industry leaders who will lay out their roadmaps for success in supporting their employees’ mental health and recovery efforts.