Restaurant Industry Confronts Its Mental Health Crisis Through Art, Dance and Film

Sacramento restaurateurs and artists team up to highlight and address the struggles of restaurant workers

By the end of 2018, Sacramento’s restaurant industry was reeling. That year, close to 20 industry workers — servers, chefs, bartenders and others — died from suicide or behaviors related to drug or alcohol use. In the last month of the year alone, four workers lost their lives.

Apr 18, 2024 Marybeth Bizjak

Reset and Drink Up

These Capital Region cafes offer food and drink with a side of health care

Across the region, health food businesses are branching beyond acai bowls and chia-seed puddings to offer customers a broader spectrum of health programs and treatments. From juice cleanses to lattes with a side of ionic detoxification, the spread of these businesses demonstrates that customers are willing to invest in their health — and are looking beyond the traditional health care system to do so. 

Feb 22, 2024 Sarah Bun