Webinar Recording: Put Your Oxygen Mask On First – Helping Managers Address Behavioral Health

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Research shows that mental health and substance abuse issues are taking a toll on employees and workplaces across the country. COVID-19 has further exacerbated this already growing trend, and made it all the more concerning. Successful companies will have a rapid and proactive response to these issues, ensuring employees have the resources they need.

An employer’s front-line leaders are their best resource for reaching employees. Often, these supervisors and managers are the links between the employee and the company, and can be an invaluable resource if empowered with the right tools and knowledge. Arming them with the proper information is more critical than ever, as people managers are now expected to balance leading teams remotely while responding to the increased stress and emotional needs of their employees — stress that the managers themselves are also experiencing.

In this webinar, we explored the effects behavioral health issues may be having on your organization — as a whole and on your leaders. We also shared effective strategies and practical solutions to address these growing issues so you and your managers are equipped to handle them.


  • Dan Jolivet, Ph.D., Consultant, Workplace Possibilities, The Standard
  • Brenda Smith, Director, Workplace Possibilities, The Standard


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs:  1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

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