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Mental health is increasingly becoming an issue we can’t ignore. With a sharp increase in suicide across the country, we want to help make support easily available.

We have gathered these national and CA state resources for those suffering from mental illness, addiction or grief and those wishing to offer support and learn more about mental illness.

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June: PTSD Awareness Month 

As June is upon us, summer changes manifest in all of our lives. An end of a school year for kids and the beginning of a relieving break, perhaps a stressful jumbling of schedules, or the start of the “busy season” or the “slow season”: such a transitional time for everyone can also bring about a time of reflection. 

For some, these reflections may be small, though not insignificant. For others, looking back at this time may involve feelings and traumas that are more difficult to tackle. The National Center for PTSD estimates that 60% of men and 50% of women will experience at least one incidence of trauma in their lives, any of which can cause long-term PTSD. Considering that statistic, it’s likely that someone in your workplace is experiencing PTSD of some kind.

What can PTSD look like, you ask? PTSD results from experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. PTSD can cause lasting, disruptive impacts on someone’s life, including nightmares, heightened anxiety, unhealthy coping mechanisms, and avoiding daily situations that remind someone of the incident. 

That’s where employers come in: it’s essential to understand how PTSD can impact employees of all levels and to meet it with knowledge and compassion. No one should suffer alone, and everyone deserves to live their happiest, healthiest life. Let’s make this summer, and every day, an understanding one. Visit  for resources to help you and your team stay physically and mentally healthy throughout the year. 


PTSD: National Center for PTSD Home (

PTSD Awareness Month: What is PTSD? - Home Base Program

APRIL: The Many Benefits of Grounding

This month’s Mindful Minute is focused on the many benefits of “Grounding”. This simple act has re-energizing results. Give it a try!

JANUARY: Simple ways to combat the Winter Blues

Millions of Americans suffer from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). If you’re feeling a little down this time of year, you’re not alone! Here are 3 simple ways to improve your mood.

DECEMBER: Take time for a walk to help your stress

Mindful walking by yourself can help your stress and anxiety. There’s no minimum amount of time required to get the benefit. Just walking around the block can help. Listen to Dr. Kate from PatientsLikeMe discuss how to reduce stress and anxiety with walking.

NOVEMBER: Enjoy your holiday treats with mindful eating

It’s the best time of year – with all the best treats and just by enjoying them while you eat can help with your mental health. Listen to Dr. Kate from PatientsLikeMe discuss how to enjoy your favorite treat with mindful eating.

OCTOBER: Let it Pass

Especially in today’s challenging environment, taking a minute to calm down and let your feelings settle is a great way to help your stress and anxiety. Listen to Dr. Kate from PatientsLikeMe explain how you can do this when talking with loved ones.


Wellness Webinars


Learn practical stress management strategies and how to create an emotionally safe environment for you, your staff and your guests. This webinar is focused on wellness needs for the foodservice community.

Awareness and Support for Substance Use + Suicide Prevention

This presentation will seek to shed light on why substance use and suicide prevention efforts matter for owners and management, as well as what they can do to create a culture of support. Restaurant owners and managers will walk away with tangible strategies and tools to support their employees.  


These are scary and unpredictable times. Many of you have had to make tough decisions and worrying about how to get by financially can be overwhelming. Our experts will share insights on the economic outlook, provide practical advice and tools for coping, and connect you to resources to help you weather this storm.

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Individual Resources 

Each Mind Matters

Each Mind Matters is millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working to advance mental health. We are California’s Mental Health Movement.


I Got Your Back

The goal of the I Got Your Back program to provide tools and skills to identify and talk about mental health issues in a safe environment that encourages people to seek the help they may need.



LivingWorks Start teaches life-saving suicide prevention skills in as little as one hour online. Dynamic, interactive content provides a high-impact learning experience.



NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Optum Help Line

24/7 Free emotional mental health support for anxiety or stress related to COVID-19, please call 866.342.6892.

A comprehensive list of California inpatient addiction rehab programs.

Sleep and Grief

Understanding the Effects of Grief on Sleep. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to better health and better rest. From figuring out how to buy a mattress, suggesting ones that work for different folks, or breaking down the newest science behind technology and wellness breakthroughs, we’ve got you.


The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.



At UnitedHealthcare, we serve millions of people from their earliest years through their working lives and into retirement. What unites us is our mission to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.


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Employer Resources

CRA Industry Insight

The Mental Health Crisis in the Restaurant Industry: Assessing Its Legal Implications, Employer Obligations and Recommendations


I Got Your Back

The goal of the I Got Your Back program to provide tools and skills to identify and talk about mental health issues in a safe environment that encourages people to seek the help they may need.


Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.