The State of Stigma

February 2024 — State of Stigma: Mental Health in theRestaurant Industry

March 4, 2024 | 4pm

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 job security. And some workers may not have support from management. The competitive nature of the industry may discourage employees from prioritizing their mental health or seeking help when needed.

Join us for a discussion about how restaurant owners can create a supportive and understanding work environment for employees to feel safe to discuss their struggles.

MODERATED BY—Frank Cammarata, Executive Director of Erie County Office for People with Disabilities

Evetta Applewhite

Chef, The Oakk Room

Marco Sciortino

Owner, Marco's Italian Restaurant and Marco’s Italian Deli

Alyssa Sumers

Director of Sales & Operations, Osteria 166