EDI initiatives should also address mental health concerns: Op-Ed 


In an op-ed for The Conversation, Keshav Krishnamurty (York University) argues for the importance of addressing mental health concerns when implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives. The author states that individuals from marginalized communities are disproportionately affected by mental health issues in the workplace, but mental health is rarely included as a consideration when discussing successful EDI programs. Krishnamurty proposes several different strategies that workplaces should consider when revisiting their EDI initiatives, including embracing diverse perspectives, understanding the impacts of intersectional discrimination, empowering women, fostering a sense of belonging, building workplace communities, and developing culture-specific interventions.  

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