12 May Fleet Response Focuses In On Mental Health During May
During May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, the Diversity and Inclusion committee has worked to create a month-long series to increase awareness and educate employees in the area for psychological disabilities and diseases.
“Our theme for Mental Health Awareness Month is “YOU ARE NOT ALONE,” said committee member Nancy German. “It’s so important to recognize for us to recognize that we as individual are not alone and that sharing your story not only makes you stronger, but it may also help others who are struggling to cope.”
The series is not intended to be a “one and done” read, but to begin the conversation around issues of mental health. Hopefully, this will encourage and support our employees in having open, honest, respectful conversations around these sometimes very difficult and uncomfortable topics.
Topics that will be covered are anxiety, depression, PTSD, and ADD/ADHD. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee recognizes that all individuals are unique. Diversity is more than just the visual differences that we have.
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee was created at Fleet Response in January of 2020. The goal of the committee is to create and nurture an environment where any person, from any background, can feel empowered and proud to succeed.
Now, in its 3rd term, the committee recognized the need to address disabilities, which is an area of diversity that is often overlooked.
In the first year of the committee being formed, the focus related to importance of diversity and inclusion, especially in the workplace. Some of the initiatives featured a company-wide World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, research local charities and donating $5,000 to the Urban League of Greater Cleveland and hosting a week-long Diversity Week for employees. These initiatives were well received across the company.
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee recognizes that all individuals are unique, and that diversity is more than just the visual differences that we have.