When it comes to helping children find mental health care, parents face multiple barriers including long wait lists, limited providers, and high out-of-pocket costs. Employers have an important role to play in supporting working parents before they burn out.
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, children continue to face a variety of challenges and uncertainty about the future. The constant shifting of COVID restrictions as well as stress from political and social unrest has led to a mental health crisis that’s been recognized by the U.S. Surgeon General as critical.
When it comes to helping children find mental health care, parents face multiple barriers including long wait lists, limited providers, and high out-of-pocket costs. For working parents, the added stress of worrying about their child’s wellbeing and overcoming the barriers to finding care can be overwhelming. Employers have an important role to play in supporting working parents before they burn out.
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Workforce Mental Health Program Manager,
Senior Benefits Editor, Human Resource Executive
Kendall Browne, PhD, is the Program Manager, Workforce Mental Health at Lyra Health and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Browne has over a decade of experience in the development, evaluation, and use of evidence-based interventions for mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, and substance use disorders. Throughout her career, Dr. Browne has provided educational trainings and consultation to healthcare leaders, administrators, frontline clinician providers, and employees. Prior to joining Lyra Health, Dr. Browne conducted research and supported local and national education and clinical training initiatives as the Associate Director, Training and Education for the Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education. In her current role, she consults with employers on workplace wellness and mental health strategy and contributes to the development and delivery of Lyra's educational content.
Kathryn Mayer is HRE’s benefits editor and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. She has covered benefits for the better part of a decade, and her stories have won multiple awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award and honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the National Federation of Press Women. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Denver.