Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | Choose your preferred time
Beyond Burnout: How Employers Can Make a Difference for Workers in Crisis
Over this past year, the number of people experiencing suicidal thoughts has more than doubled compared to 2018, with 11 percent of American workers and 11 percent of U.S. adults overall reporting thoughts of self-harm or suicide, according to surveys by Lyra Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In this webinar, you’ll hear from experts Katie McKenna, Clinical Lead at Lyra Health, and Dr. Smita Das, Medical Director of Psychiatry at Lyra Health, as they discuss the important role employers can play to help prevent self-harm and suicide and ensure members with severe, complex needs have access to the care they need early on.
In this webinar you will:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the mental health crisis today and how to support members with severe needs
- Hear best practices for people leaders, peers, and colleagues to help prevent suicide by recognizing when an employee is in distress and how to intervene
- Learn organizational strategies to destigmatize mental health resources to ensure your members are aware of the care available to them and feel comfortable getting help when they need it
Duration: 1 hour
Katie McKenna, Clinical Lead at Lyra Health
Katie is a Clinical Quality Lead at Lyra Health and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in depression and crisis management. She has 15 years of experience providing community-based mental health and crisis services to underserved populations. Prior to joining Lyra, Katie was a therapist with a clinic providing evidence-based treatment (DBT) to suicidal teenagers involved in the San Francisco foster care system. Katie also worked as an in-person mental health crisis response clinician for the county of San Francisco. In her current role at Lyra Health, Katie consults with employers and managers on crisis management strategy for employees in distress, and offers clinical support to the clinicians in the Lyra Health network.
Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry
Dr. Das is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and has over 20 years of research experience in healthcare quality and addiction. She studied Chemistry and Statistics at Stanford, completed her Masters in Public Health at Dartmouth College, and then completed her MD/PhD in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Regionally, she has been a leader in the Northern California Psychiatric Society since 2012 and is now Immediate Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) District Branch. Nationally, she serves on the Council on Addictions at the American Psychiatric Association, has presented to the US Congress and is an invited speaker at conferences. Prior to her position as Medical Director of Psychiatry at Lyra Health, she was Director of Addiction Treatment Services at the Palo Alto VA System. In addition to her work at Lyra, Dr. Das practices in addictions at Stanford School of Medicine where she is a Clinical Assistant Professor.
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