Chefs and Restaurants

Here's How to Talk to Colleagues Who Are Struggling With Mental Health

Regan Stephens

When Matt Cahn opened Middle Child Clubhouse in Philadelphia last fall, the staff got the usual restaurant training, but Cahn added something extra: a series of mental health seminars for employees. “The mental health thing is an American issue, but restaurants deal with a lot of it,” says Cahn. “We’re around drinking, and we work weird hours on our feet every day.” 

Still, it can be tough to put...