FEI Senior Account Manager Randy Kratz is featured on the first 2019 episode of Talking Benefits, a podcast of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).

Speaking with Julie Stich, associate vice president of content at IFEBP, Kratz discusses mental and emotional health, barriers to mental health treatment and the ways organizations can assist employees during a mental health crisis while facilitating their return to work.

The episode is part one in a three-part series of discussions focusing on mental and emotional health, stress and mindfulness, and substance abuse and addition as well as the challenges each topic creates for the workplace and employee benefits.

Listen to the full episode, “Supporting Employees in a Mental Health Crisis.”

Kratz is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed professional counselor in the state of Wisconsin and has worked as both a counselor and a supervisor in outpatient and hospital settings for more than 15 years. He has been a workplace consultant for over 20 years, providing employers and employees with assistance for substance abuse, stress and conflict management, organizational change and other organizational challenges affecting people. He holds a bachelor’s in social work and a master’s in counseling psychology.