February 22, 2022
Many employers have been providing behavioral health benefits for years. But with mental health issues intensifying due to the pandemic and other stressors, it's time to take a look and ask whether your program is working.
Watch on demand as three thought leaders discuss how innovative digital approaches can overcome these top challenges in offering behavioral health benefits:
Vice President, Digital Offerings, Unum
A thought leader in the insurance industry, Swapnil Prabha's work is helping to shape the digital future of employee benefits. She joined Unum in 2020 as Vice President of Digital Offerings. In this role, she has helped to develop solutions such as Unum Behavioral Health, which addresses the full continuum of mental health for employees from baseline measurement to a complete range of easily accessible resources and therapeutic interventions. She also leads strategic direction and capability priorities for Unum's LeaveLogic.
Prior to Unum, Prabha spent seven years with McKinsey & Company. Here she was a leader in the insurance practice, focused on digital services across all lines of business and employee benefits specifically. She led process redesign and distribution-focused operational strategy for employee benefits carriers. Prabha is a graduate of Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN, and earned her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is currently based in Maine, where she volunteers on Maine Behavioral Healthcare's Board Planning and Program Committee.
Co-Director of Psychology Training, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Matthew is a clinical psychologist with appointments at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is the co-director of Psychology Training for the McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology and is a senior staff psychologist at McLean's Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program. He specializes in providing evidence-based treatment in a flexible, personalized manner. Specifically, he focuses on cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mentalization-based approaches for adults experiencing mood, anxiety and personality disorders.
CEO and Founder, Meru Health
Kristian is the CEO and Founder of Meru Health, an online healthcare provider setting the new standard in mental healthcare. With Meru Health, Kristian is on a mission to empower 10 million people suffering from mental health challenges by 2027. This mission is more than business, it's personal: Kristian lost his brother Peter to depression, and since then he has been committed to building better solutions to help people with depression, anxiety, burnout and stress.
Prior to founding Meru Health, Kristian co-founded and ran a diabetes technology company, Mendor, which developed glucose monitors and glucose data analytics for improving diabetes care. The glucose monitoring business was acquired by a Korean public company in 2015. Even earlier, Kristian was a Universal Music artist as the lead guitarist and songwriter of an internationally known heavy metal band called Norther.
November 4, 2021
Thought leaders from the American Psychological Association, MaineHealth and Unum discuss the current state of employee mental health, and key elements for a strong behavioral health strategy for 2022 and beyond.
September 9, 2021
As the pandemic continues to disrupt daily lives, the rate of stress-related disorders is rising amid the ongoing unpredictability. In this episode, two behavioral health experts share ways employers can support employees.