Mental Health: a new frontier for equity, diversity, and inclusion
When you think of mental health support at work, do you think of a checklist of support services that match up with what an employee is going through? Divorce, addiction, financial despair…
But what about the black co-worker who is trying to navigate workplace relationships amid racial injustice? The LGBT+ employee who hasn’t come out, yet, for fear that they won’t get that promotion?
Mental health issues affect people in different ways. When companies normalize and navigate mental health within a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, they’re more successful in supporting their culturally diverse employees.
Take some time this month to look at how your company is approaching mental health support. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are more connected than you might think.