Mental and emotional wellbeing support remains an important topic at Equity Residential. Looking through the lens of the pandemic and a number of social, racial, and economic disparities which were further spotlighted, we recognize the need to shift the way we discuss mental and emotional health and wellbeing at our company.
Now, more than ever, it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental and emotional struggles, because that stigma often prevents individuals from seeking support or professional help.
Additionally, helping our employees better understand the relationship that some communities may have with mental health is a priority. Our goal is to make it easier to access mental healthcare and provide resources that provide culturally competent care for mental health.
Wherever our employees are on their mental wellbeing journey, we look to provide top-tier access to a wide range of mental health resources, from an Employee Assistance Program, behavioral health services through United Healthcare, and partnerships with companies that provide emotional support, tips for stress and anxiety management, and more.