Brain with gears A more inclusive mental health care model will provide employees with the right care, when and how they need it.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s health has been a crisis of equal parts body and mind. New phrases such as “COVID brain fog” and “COVID loneliness” have entered our consciousness, marked by symptoms of anxiety and depression that threaten to outlast the pandemic.

The unfortunate reality is that our mental health care system excludes most people. Over half of those in need of care are unable to access it. Mental health care is too often divided among the “haves” and the “have nots” — we urgently need to make it more inclusive.

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