The program, which is an initiative of NAMI Keystone PA, informs executive leaders on the impact mental illness is having on the workplace and assists them in developing policies and practices that prioritize mental health and reduce stigma.
“We have been working with Reed Smith for a year,” said Christine Michaels, CEO of NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania. “The firm has a number of initiatives that focus on employee well-being so the CEOs Against Stigma program was a natural fit and an extension of their efforts to address mental health issues, a problem that is very prevalent in the high stress legal industry.”
Reed Smith has 3000+ personnel, of which more than 1700 are lawyers, working in 30 offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Casey Ryan is Reed Smith’s Global Head of Legal Personnel and the firm’s Mental Health Task Force Senior Management Team Sponsor.
“Reed Smith is committed to improving mental health at our firm by destigmatizing mental illness and substance use issues,” said Ryan. “We are proud to partner with NAMI in signing the CEOs Against Stigma pledge.”
In June Reed Smith began offering all personnel and their families access to the Calm app. Calm is one of the world’s leading mindfulness and meditation services supporting millions of people worldwide to experience lower stress, less anxiety, improved focus and more restful sleep.