Kaiser Permanente Sponsors Mental Health Forum May 16th

May 10th, 2023 – South San Francisco, CA – Submitted by Stacey Wagner, Director – Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente Redwood City & South San Francisco Medical Centers

After 3 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, as we enter a new phase, concerns around workforce mental health remain at the forefront. Studies have shown that employees are experiencing anxiety, depression, and burnout at record levels. Employers understand that they must acknowledge that burnout is real and show a commitment to employee mental health and wellbeing. At the same time, employers are looking for employee wellness and burnout strategies that don’t strain budgets.

This virtual discussion will help address the current landscape, acknowledging employee burnout as a mental health issue and noting that employees may need a combination of approaches to return to feeling their best. The expert participants will also discuss how burnout and the related symptoms may be addressed with resources, tools, and skills-building techniques, provided by both the employer and healthcare providers.

About the Event:

On Tuesday, May 16 from 10-11 am Pacific Time, Kaiser Permanente is sponsoring a virtual panel hosted by the San Francisco Business Times, addressing the topic of workplace mental health and specifically employee burnout, 3 years into the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Mary Huss, publisher of the San Francisco Business Times, will moderate the event.
  • Dr. Maria Koshy, Chair of Chiefs of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, will speak to the impact of burnout on employee mental health, and then also speak a bit about the mental health offerings of Kaiser Permanente.
  • Jody Gilmyers, Well Being Specialist, CSAA Insurance Group, to speak to trends among the CSAA workforce with respect to employee burnout and resiliency, and a bit about the utilization of mental health resources.

Tickets are available here: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/event/169011/2023/mental-health-in-the-workplace

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