I wanted to share my blog, recently published by the APA Foundation, because it relates to being caregivers and trying to hang onto a job. I hope folks will find my story echoes their own, but also, I thought having something “in print” might help some of you in your workplace.
I think two of the suggestions would be pretty painless for employers to consider
- being supportive of employees with MH issues (themselves or in their family)
- requiring a parity audit of their coverage (right now, if we experience a parity violation we have to figure that out & figure out how to sue - how about employers make sure they are compliant with the law?)