Chefs and Restaurants

This Simple Mental Health Tool Says: I Got Your Back

Caroline Hatchett

In 2018, the Sacramento restaurant community lost 15 people to suicide. It was an urgent, heart-wrenching moment for the city’s restaurateurs, who reached out to local healthcare organizations, and, soon after, launched “I Got Your Back.” 

The program provides workers with mental health resources and peer support, plus a simple tool to gauge how everyone is feeling. The idea is that it’s...