The Covid -19 pandemic and remote work have wreaked havoc on employees' physical and mental wellbeing. Tragic events such as the murder of George Floyd, the rise in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, have compounding effects on the mental health of people of color. Now more than ever, employers need to address the stigma behind mental health, acknowledge the link to diversity, equity, & inclusion, and provide resources for all employees.
According to a Harvard Bussiness Review (HBR) article, mental health challenges are now the norm and are one reason why many employees are leaving their jobs. In a study conducted by Mind Share Partners, 54% of all respondents said that mental health is a DEI issue, increasing by 41% from 2019. Click below to read more about mental health in the workplace.