Man facing a maze Even when an employee wants to get care, finding a provider in network that is seeing new patients can be a monumental task. (Image: Shutterstrock)

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. To kick it off, on May 1, Catalyst Payment Reform (CPR) held a podcast to discuss the challenges employers face to integrating mental health care into their benefits packages and the workplace–and what employers are doing to overcome those challenges.

“Employers can look at their data and think they don’t really have that big of a problem, but that’s because the data is hidden,” said podcast guest Mary Kay O’Neil, a partner with Mercer. “People don’t get diagnosed at an accurate level. Anybody who works in the employer world and HR knows there are people who are at work and struggling, and the actual problem hasn’t been identified.”

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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