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Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition Addresses Mental Health in the Restaurant Industry

"Talking About it More Does Help: WNY Restaurant Qwners Discuss Mental Health in the Industry"

WNY restaurant owners shared with WKBW the need to address mental health in the restaurant industry. Through the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition initiative, they are hoping employees will feel more inclined to talk about their struggles and not fear the stigma or worry for their job security. Throughout the pandemic, many restaurants experienced staffing shortages, supply chain problems, rising food costs, and burnout. The restaurant industry is a high-stress environment and it is pretty demanding. These two factors can play a part in employees having mental health struggles.

A virtual panel discussion via Facebook, took place last week to start the conversation. You can watch this video via the Facebook link in the paragraph below or click on the WKBW link here to read the full article, watch the interview with the owners of Marco's Italian Restaurant and Osteria and there is also a link in the article to watch the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition's panel discussion.

State of Stigma: Mental Health in the Restaurant Industry | Restaurant work is a high stress, demanding industry. Workers may be hesitant to share mental health struggles due to fear of stigma or concerns about... | By Erie County Anti-Stigma CoalitionFacebook | Facebook