Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Mental Health Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Pledge to work against racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms. 

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas understands that racism undermines mental health. We are committed to anti-racism in all that we do. This means that we pledge to work against individual racism, interpersonal racism, and institutional racism in all their forms.

But it's not just a pledge;  It's a call to action.

MHA-Greater Dallas has joined the movement to eradicate these injustices and begin the healing of our communities. Mental health plays a significant role as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) wrestle with implicit bias, micro-aggressions, and hate. The racial trauma is real, and we must address it. We must seek to reduce and eliminate these factors to create a mentally healthy future for BIPOC.  

Several factors have converged to make this an especially opportune time to launch this project. There is an unprecedented degree of interest and energy regarding the needs of BIPOC.  

On December 1, 2020, MHA-Greater Dallas kicked off a half-day conference to identify racial trauma, understand implicit bias and structural racism, and understand social determinates of health.  

In 2021, we will: 

  • Identify racial trauma
  • Convene the Mental Health Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce

Research reasons that lead to mental health biases and lack of services for BIPOC. 

  • Collect data to identify barriers to treatment and services

Understand social determinants of health 

  • Disseminate recommendations  for government officials, city, community, etc. to identify and eliminate systemic barriers for accessing services that promote mental health well-being.