omm’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

a living document created with input from OMM’s stakeholders and approved by omm’s board of directors

Pursuing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion is a moral imperative for Our Minds Matter, and integral to our work of empowering students to improve their overall school culture around mental health so that no teen dies by suicide.

Our work affirms the inherent dignity of each person we work with while dismantling any inequities within our organization’s policies, programs, and services, creating an environment where all can flourish and become one’s best self. We are building a community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. Vital to this is leadership and staff who are representative of the communities we serve, providing culturally competent and accessible curriculum and resources and constantly learning from and adapting to the communities we work with.

As an organization, we are committed to holding ourselves accountable to the lifelong learning and action that is required for effective justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are intentional with our official partnerships and act in solidarity with movements for historically marginalized communities, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.

The staff at OMM humbly acknowledges and honors the Indigenous communities whose ancestral homelands and resources were stolen and colonized in the creation of this nation and state. We are coming to you from land that was kept and held as sacred by the Piscataway and Nacotchtank peoples. We honor them as ancestral and prayer keepers of the land where we are and we honor their descendants who continue to breathe sacred life into this land and all lands across the county.