At Array Behavioral Care we have zero tolerance for injustice, discrimination or racism. We take a stand for removing the structural barriers that impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Systemic racism exists within the healthcare system and within the communities and patient populations we serve. Black individuals are more likely to experience serious mental illness and more likely to receive inadequate treatment. We must do better.
We support Black voices and outcries against inequality. We want to play an active role in improvement.
As an organization that employs mental health professionals and serves hundreds of communities across the country, we must actively work to break down the health disparities within Black communities that make access to care inequitable.
We must do our part to learn, listen and examine our personal and systemic biases that make their way into treatment and into who has access to that mental health care.
We must examine our own operations and areas our organization is falling short.
We ask our clinicians to acknowledge the historical, sociocultural, and individual factors that influence the care they deliver.
We implore our team to listen empathically to one another, to examine our personal blind spots to root out ways we maintain inequality, and to check-in on one another.
We ask you each to take time to learn and have assembled and shared clinician-recommended resources.
We advocate for a positive change in our country and inclusivity in our services, our staff and our work.
- Shannon Werb, CEO