May 29, 2018

Where does culture end and the brain begin? The truth is, our culture simultaneously creates and is created by our brains. As the brain receives information from the environment, it creates linkages, pattern recognition, and meaning. We learn and...

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May 8, 2018

This spring, Equitas has been active with projects in several states, completing work in Indianapolis and Denver to convene stakeholders at the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. For the second year, Equitas partnered with NAMI Indiana for...

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April 16, 2018

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting in February, legislators around the country have been working to do something to address the vulnerability of schools to such attacks. One answer? Put more police on school campuses. Beefing up...

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February 12, 2018

In 2016, an estimated 90,000 US jail inmates nationwide were “pretrial defendants with serious mental illness who had been found incompetent to stand trial (IST).” In fact, in almost every state, jails hold more people with mental health conditions...

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December 28, 2017

In 2017, Equitas engaged in dialogue to disentangle mental health and criminal justice with leaders in Indiana; the Mid-Atlantic region including Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia; Los Angeles; New York; Milwaukee; and Chicago. We released Course Corrections documents listing...

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November 21, 2017

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Mark Twain   One of the sad ironies in 21st century America is that there are so many who have to...

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October 31, 2017

Jack Murphy, a senior political science major at University of Denver, is interning with Equitas this fall. Learn more about Jack’s passion for advocacy and his plans for the future in the Q&A below.   Are you a Colorado...

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October 26, 2017

All feelings of Monday morning ambivalence (or reluctance) aside, work provides most people in the United States not just with a necessary source of income, but also with a sense of purpose and a compelling reason to get up...

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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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