September 1, 2017

What does it look like when we cultivate health and prioritize personal liberty? Embodying these values requires civic-mindedness and a public health approach, using preventative, cost-effective strategies to support mental, physical, and economic wellbeing over the course of an...

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July 28, 2017

Ethnic, national, and gender minorities in the U.S. have worse mental health, and are incarcerated at a disproportionately higher rate, than the white cisgender majority. Though we are coming to the end of July’s National Minority Mental Health Awareness...

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July 27, 2017

Caleigh Cassidy, a senior psychology major at Colorado College, is interning with Equitas this summer. Learn more about Caleigh in the Q&A below. 1.) Are you a Colorado native? If not, where are you from originally and what brought...

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June 27, 2017

Because Abraham Lincoln’s Homestead Act empowered people, it freed people from the burden of poverty. It freed them to control their own destinies, to create their own opportunities, and to live the vision of the American dream. –George H.W....

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June 15, 2017

2016-2017 was an important legislative year for the state of Colorado. Experts and leaders in behavioral health and criminal justice from all over the state—urban, rural, and frontier–were decisive, clear, and direct. With unique cross-sector consensus, experts and leaders...

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May 24, 2017

We may be in the second decade of the 21st century here in the Land of the Free, but all over the country our wealth of community resources somehow leads to handcuffs, an overencumbered justice system, and crowded jails...

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May 16, 2017

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. We are called to be mindful of our own mental health and to tune in to all those whose lives are touched by mental illness. Mental health and mental illness, directly and...

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April 24, 2017

“You wouldn’t take a car to a dentist to get fixed. Why would you use a jail for mental health treatment?” asked Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid during Equitas’ Mid-Atlantic Summit April 4, 2017 – (DENVER, COLO.) – March...

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April 6, 2017

    At the most recent Equitas Course Corrections Summit held on March 22 and 23, Sheriff Tom Dart from Cook County, Illinois, shared observations and troubling statistics regarding the incarceration of mentally ill people in both Chicago and...

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Team at Haven for Hope

March 7, 2017

In January, Equitas—along with Colorado partners Hassan Latif and Sean Taylor of the Second Chance Center, Commissioner Nancy Jackson of Arapahoe County, and Sue Renner of the Merage Foundations—traveled to Bexar County, Texas, where they visited The Center for...

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