Even before the pandemic, traditional face-to-face mental health care was unable to provide support to everyone in need.  (Photo: Shutterstock)

The pandemic has shined a much-needed spotlight on the mental health needs of employees. Behavioral health ranked first out of 11 possible priorities for employee wellbeing, according to a Mercer survey, with 75% of large employers calling it a priority. With discussions around mental health skyrocketing in corporate America, the highest level of company leadership is taking note. In fact, supporting employee mental health is a board-level goal for 57% of large companies. To meet employee needs, HR teams have swiftly rolled out essential mental health support.

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