This year has tested us all—let’s chat about the current state of our emotional well-being, mental health, and how to best support our workforce:

  • The prevalence of mental health conditions
  • The importance of addressing mental health conditions at the employer level
  • Mental health in the U.S.
  • Mental health challenges and statistics
  • The confluence of COVID-19, racial injustice, and economic downturn
  • Back to school, influenza, a potential second wave of COVID-19
  • The impact on employees and families and how can employers can support their employees
  • Seeing crisis as an opportunity to grow
  • The importance of dialogue: sharing stories, letting employees know that “it’s okay to not be okay,” and that they are not alone

Here are additional behavioral health assets you can share with your employees as well as a postcard we’d be happy to work with you to send. Please contact your account manager to coordinate!

Below is an introduction to our series of behavioral health virtual chats presented in partnership with BHS Guide+Thrive.


Stress Management during Difficult Times

Positive Daily Practices for Well-Being

Building Your Self-Care Toolkit –
Deep Breathing


Dr. Robert Connors

Chief Medical Officer – PinnacleCare
Dr. Robert Connors is the Chief Medical Officer of PinnacleCare. Dr. Connors earned his medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City in 1995 and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and successfully recertified in 2010. Dr. Connors comes to PinnacleCare after 15 years in clinical practice with Johns Hopkins. He spent the last ten years as the lead physician of his practice and led two offices to new success in patient and employee satisfaction. Dr. Connors is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a Masters in Business Administration. As Chief Medical Officer of PinnacleCare, Dr. Connors is responsible for overseeing, assisting, and bringing new medical advances to the company’s Health Advisor teams throughout the world.

Mark Schubert

Managing Director – Guide+Thrive powered by BHS
Mark’s passion is helping people through innovating, integrating, and creating access to behavioral health and well-being support. As the Managing Director of Guide+Thrive, Mark is responsible for developing and overseeing sales and business development, strategic partnerships, product development, strategic planning, client services, marketing, and operations.

Meghan Stokes, LCSW-C

Vice President, Clinical Consultation, Design and Delivery Services – Guide+Thrive powered by BHS
Meghan upholds Guide+Thrive’s care philosophy and clinical approach and is responsible for establishing, directing, and implementing all clinical operations. In addition to holding the highest social work licensure, Meghan is also certified as a Clinical Supervisor and Field Instructor for undergraduate and graduate programs and has a certification in Critical Incident Stress Management.

Joanna Hayward, PhD

Director of Clinical Services – Guide+Thrive powered by BHS
Joanna oversees our elite team of Guide Care Concierge clinicians and is responsible for ensuring that our vision and care philosophy is upheld daily. As a clinician, Jo uses evidence-based techniques in her work with clients such as cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Jo tailors her treatment approach to each unique individual she meets with, recognizing the importance of individual and cultural diversity in all her interactions.