Any behavioral health solution should empower individuals’ mental health and overall well-being by reducing stigma and barriers to care, integrating with primary care services, and offering proactive, personalized treatment. That treatment should be evidence-based, action-oriented and outcomes-focused, to deliver meaningful health and financial results. Successful organizations recognize the link between workforce mental health and business outcomes and prioritize adding high-quality mental health benefits that better support their employees’ well-being.
Behavioral health solutions should include multiple access points, both virtual and in-person; provide a range of service types for individuals, families, and couples; and provide care for a spectrum of mental health needs including, but not limited to: assisting individuals with work-related stressors, relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and/or substance misuse.
Behavioral health solutions should be clinically sound with licensed mental health clinicians who have direct oversight of their therapeutic techniques and evidence-based practices. Lastly, the greatest gains in individual growth and symptom reduction are through collaborative care and treatment across employer medical providers, coaches, physical therapists, and/or health center staff to offer a holistic and biopsychosocial approach to physical and mental health.