Prioritization of diversity and inclusion in the workplace involves action-oriented practices that promote emotional and mental health. With many employees feeling increasingly anxious and stressed, safeguarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic is a huge challenge for companies. In this moment of extreme circumstance, responsible businesses are looking to:
- ensure that all employees feel included and supported
- adopt behaviors that avoid social stigma
- proactively address mental health impacts during and after the crisis
Join PESA’s Engagement Committee on April 15 at 9 a.m. CT, with guest speaker Dr. Janice M. Beal in a one-hour webinar on “Driving Diversity & Inclusion: Supporting Mental Health.” Dr. Beal, Clinical Director and Primary Therapist, Beal Counseling Associates, will outline what companies and individuals can do to address mental health and avoid coronavirus anxiety. Engagement Committee Member Marie Caekebeke, Schlumberger, will facilitate the discussion.
Dr. Beal has more than 28 years of professional experience as a clinician treating the emotional needs of children, adolescents, and adults. In 2017 she developed a disaster case management program to address the needs of Hurricane Harvey victims. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Beal served as the Coordinator and Assistant Professor of the Psychology Program at Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Beal sits on the Board of the YWCA, a non-profit organization focused on eliminating racism and empowering women. She previously served on the Joint City Council Commission for Children and the Boards of the National Mental Health Association and the Harris County Children’s Protective Services.
To join, RSVP to Director Membership Services Carolynn Henriquez.