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Learn how to stop hate in your workplace, share messages of support and inclusion, and find organizations and resources that address the mental health of communities affected by hate and bias.

Workplace Resources

Here are some tips for managers/businesses in response to race-based incidents of hate affecting employees

Step 1: Acknowledge what is happening

  1. Acknowledge that the event took place.
  2. Research and educate yourself to know context.
  3. Share resources and information for those with questions.
  4. Take your time, don't breeze through the topic.
  5.  If able, share your own feelings and model vulnerability when safe.

Step 2: Reduce work-related pressure

  1. Talk with employees about how they are doing.
  2. Reexamine work flow and necessary tasks, shifting deadlines if possible.
  3. Understand that while we are in a state of trauma response our neural functioning is not at its peak. (This can manifest in varying degrees of intensity, refer staff to HR if they need accommodation.)

Step 3: Make space for discussion

  1. A check-in, formal or informal, provides space to talk about recent events.
  2. A follow-up to the verbal acknowledgement (step 1).
  3. Hold space in a staff meeting for people to share their responses.
  4. Connect the information back to the work only after allowing individuals to express their own feelings.

Step 4: Support employees holistically

  1. This may mean supporting employees in their work duties but also in their wellbeing.
  2. Provide resources from internal and external sources: It is best practice to remind all employees that resources are available from a variety of sources.
  3. Check in again, these events can preoccupy an employee's mind for weeks or months after the incident.

Credit: Marika Sitz

Internal communication examples

Courageous Conversation Intro Slide

Presentation from City of Bellevue Employee Resource Group that held a courageous conversation in support of Asian and Pacific Islander staff members, March 25, 2021

Message to City of Bellevue staff from City Manager Brad Miyake to address the topic of standing together against hate in the community and workplace, March 19, 2021

Mental Health Resources

Asian Pacific Islander mental health resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness - View the NAMI statement on AAPI violence and visit for mental health resources for the API community. 
You can also call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI
Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741 to speak with someone right away.

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Other BIPOC mental health resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Visit NAMI pages for Black/African American, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latinx (Español) communities to find culturally specific mental health resources and information. 
You can also call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI
Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741 to speak with someone right away.

Local Organizations Helping Asian Pacific Islander Communities