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Tag Archives: Mental health

How can we improve mental health in the workplace?

Clockwise from left, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Deborah Visconi; Gibbons PC Director Kelly Ann Bird; NJBIZ Editor Jeffrey Kanige; Hackensack Meridian Health Behavioral Health Pysician in Chief Dr. Gary Small; and Baker Street Behavioral Health COO Adeola Sonaike take part in a discussion exploring mental health in the workplace on July 26, 2022.

An expert panel convened by NJBIZ covered a wide range of topics pertaining to mental health in the workplace, including how employers can help break down stigmas surrounding the issue and seeking help, the most important and useful services or benefits to offer, how to balance productivity and efficiency with burnout or breakdown, and the pros and cons of hybrid and remote work.

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NJBIZ Conversations: Carrie Ditzel

The clinical psychologist and clinical manager of Baker Street Behavioral Health's Geropsychology Program discusses mental health issues arising from the pandemic among older adults and how to recognize the signs that someone you love might need help.

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On being well

Clockwise from top left, NJBIZ Editor Jeff Kanige moderates the Mental Health in the Workplace virtual panel discussion on July 27, 2021, featuring Baker Street Behavioral Health Founding Partner and CEO Dr. Joe Galasso, Hackensack Meridian Health Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Amy Frieman and Penn Medicine Princeton House Director of Outpatient Services and Director of Addiction Services Nicole Orro.

Employers should take the challenges of this past year as impetus to bring mental health into the workplace, experts explained during the NJBIZ Mental Health in the Workplace panel discussion. But, how to get people to ask for help is “the million-dollar question,” said Hackensack Meridian Health Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Amy Frieman.

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A new playbook

Bob Garrett at the opening of The Retreat at Ramapo in Feburary 2021. - HMH

There’s a pandemic within the COVID-19 outbreak in New Jersey and across the nation, writes Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert Garrett:" a record increase in fatal overdoses and a growing number of people struggling with mental illness and addiction. As health care providers, we need to approach this crisis with urgency and commit to expanding access to care, better coordinating care and innovating treatment."

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