EveryMind stands with our community in grief and anger over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Finan Berhe and so many other members of our Black community. Black Lives Matter.
Mental wellness for everyone is impossible without equity and justice. EveryMind will continue to work to ensure that EVERY individual is empowered to reach optimal mental wellness, and to be a part of the solution to build a community that is inclusive, welcoming and safe for all.
We know mental wellness is critical to each person’s ability to thrive, feel connected to others and have a sense of safety and wellness. We see and understand the stress and trauma caused by the impact of racism in our work every day.
EveryMind is committed to being a part of the solution to end systemic racism and help create a community based on equity and justice. We also know simply stating our commitment isn’t enough. We need to put our words into action.
As an employer, a direct services provider, a mental health resource and as a member of our community, our first action will be to work with all of our staff to increase our understanding of what we can do in each of these roles to support each other, learn from each other and help end the extreme racial disparities evident in our society. Reducing inequities is a natural component of our work and we are committed to making equity an overarching goal in everything that we do.
In addition, we encourage you to explore and share this compilation of Mental Health Resources developed by Psych Hub.
We also encourage you to take care of your own mental health. If you are struggling to manage overwhelming feelings of grief, anxiety, loss, anger and/or trauma, please call, text or chat with us. We are here to listen 24/7/365.