Substance use can be an uncomfortable topic in the workplace. Explore the connection between mental health and substance use disorders and how organizations can support their employees well-being.
For most companies, it’s difficult to understand the impact that substance use can have on an organization. It can be even more difficult to address it, particularly during a pandemic which has exacerbated the problem. However, companies are more empowered than ever before with advances in both treatment methods and access to the appropriate care.
Join Lyra Health for a discussion between Smita Das, Lyra’s Director of Psychiatry, and Sandra Kuhn, Partner and National Leader for Mercer’s Behavioral Health Consulting Group, that will address:
Medical Director, Psychiatry, Lyra Health
Partner, National Leader Behavioral Health Consulting Group, Mercer
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.
Sandra Kuhn is a senior Total Health Management consultant for the National Leader for Behavioral Health solutions at Mercer; a global consulting leader dedicated to advancing the health, wealth, and career of our client’s employees. Sandra brings a long history of specialty consulting in the field of Behavioral Health, and assists many employers by leveraging both clinical and theoretical expertise as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). A deep collection of consulting experiences allows Sandra to assess the employer’s Behavioral Health strategy as a whole, integrating and making connections between programs for cost-effective, cohesive delivery of care and favorable consumer experience that drive meaningful results for employer and employee alike. Sandra has more than 20 years of experience with Mercer. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in math and economics, and a Master of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University. She is certified to deliver training on the adult curriculum for Mental Health First Aid (National Council for Behavioral Health) and leads efforts to deliver Mercer’s curriculum for Behavioral Health Manager Training.