Portland Business Journal
Viewpoint: State leaders must put together stronger behavioral health plan
By Lisa Steele – CEO and managing director, Cedar Hills Hospital
Early in my career, I quickly learned that it takes a village to help individuals live with mental illness and prioritize mental wellness.
Historically, businesses have pushed aside the mental wellness of their employees, prioritizing the “bottom line.” Yet given what we know now, a healthy bottom line means employing a physically and mentally healthy workforce. Many reports highlight that the “Great Resignation” is a result of employees having time during Covid to reflect on their needs.