Lesson from COVID-19: Time for employers to invest in prevention instead of just treatment of mental illness
Caring for the mental health of employees has become an urgent priority for employers.
By Christine Tobler|April 16, 2021 at 09:54 AM
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As we write this article, COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to millions around the world, which brings us some sense that there is the light at the end of the tunnel to this year-long pandemic and all of its ripple effects. In primary care and infectious disease care, promotion of healthy behaviors that help reduce the risk of infection (i.e. mask-wearing, handing washing, social distancing) have become common sense to most people; developing and receiving preventive measures such as vaccines to reduce severe negative outcomes are standard practice.
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