EDI Office Hosts Event on Mental Health in the Work Place

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In observation of Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office (EDI) in Human Resources, invites you to a panel discussion on Mental Health in the Workplace Mental illnesses/disorders are designated as disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. An estimated 50% of all Americans have been diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime and U.S. adults are reporting considerably elevated adverse mental health conditions related to COVID-19 (CDC). We think that is a very timely discussion.

Panelists will discuss the topics below as well as participate in a Q&A session:

  • The difference between mental health and mental impairment;
  • The impact of societal events on mental health and wellness;
  • Mental health and wellness in the workplace (best practices and support resources).


Kyle Caswell
Kyle Caswell: Kyle is a counselor at the FSU Employee Assistance Program. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Master’s Certified Addictions Professional (MCAP).
Denice Henderson
Denice Henderson: Denice is a Senior HR Specialist and serves as the FMLA Administrator within the Office of Human Resources. Denice manages all aspects of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for the University and is responsible for ensuring that departments are in compliance with federal, state, local rules and laws and University policies.
Dr. Yvonne Langdon-Maduekwe
Dr. Yvonne Langdon-Maduekwe: Dr. Langdon-Maduekwe is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida and currently serve as an Assistant Director and the Director of Outreach at the Florida State University Counseling Center. Dr. Langdon-Maduekwe received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Howard University in 2010 and has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
Amber Wagner
Amber Wagner: Amber is the FSU ADA Coordinator and is responsible for facilitating reasonable accommodations in the workplace. She also serves in the Office of Human Resources.

Please mark your calendar and join us for this timely event!

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Panel Access: click here.
Zoom Instructions: click here

Questions? Contact Amber Wagner at amwagner@fsu.edu.

Videos re Disability/Mental Health:

  1. 6 Ways to Cope with Coronavirus Stress and Anxiety: https://youtu.be/a5WgPKHxYFE
  2. Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide for Managers – Checking in During Covid-19: https://youtu.be/rEBR1SuyEG8 

Disability/Mental Health Resources:

  1. FSU:
    1.  University Counseling Center: https://counseling.fsu.edu/
    2. Employee Assistance Program: https://eap.fsu.edu/
    3. FMLA: https://hr.fsu.edu/?page=EDI/EDI_fmla
    4.  ADA Reasonable Accommodations: https://hr.fsu.edu/sections/equity-diversity-inclusion/americans-disabilities-act-ada
  2. Tallahassee:
    1. NAMI Tallahassee: https://www.nami-tallahassee.org/
    2. Apalachee Center: https://apalacheecenter.org/
  3. National:
    1. National Alliance on Mental Health: https://namiflorida.org/
    2. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/
    3. National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
    4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
    5. Crisis Text Line with Crisis Counselors: https://www.crisistextline.org/