CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace
On June 3, 2016, our CEO, Dr. Haas, was invited to join other CEO’s and Chirlane McCray, NYC Mayor De Blasio’s wife, in a dynamic discussion that covered several critically important issues, including the need to address mental health in complex business environments. The conversation inspired and engaged the audience of more than 60 representatives from Human Resources, Benefits, and Diversity and Inclusion departments from major employers, as well as mental health experts from around the country.
For more than a decade, NAMI-NYC has understood the importance of involving the businesses community in discussions about mental health. Last week’s Summit discussion made it clear that prioritizing mental health, and addressing substance use, is critical to ensuring the overall health and wellbeing of employees, their families and a company’s bottom line.
Cohen Veterans Network and Cohen Veterans Bioscience are both pivotal partners for Veterans Mental Health in NYC and we are excited to join other partners including theNortheast Business Group on Health, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, theKennedy Forum, and the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health in this vital effort.