An effective mental health program should empower you to get to know your own mental well-being, and then provide you with the tools to work on it. (Photo: Shutterstock)

This past year was nothing short of difficult. With the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest, life as we know it has vastly changed. However, one positive change amid this crisis has been the increased focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Benefits professionals and HR leaders must prioritize DEI to create change within their organizations.

What previously consisted of half-hearted efforts and antiquated programs now needs to be holistic, authentic, and effective employee benefits that support DEI and mental health.

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