Colorado Leaders Call for Action to Address Urgent Statewide Mental Health Needs

Individuals with mental health and substance use concerns need access to earlier support and care, rather than criminalization and punishment. April 2, 2019 – (DENVER, COLO.) – Colorado leaders in mental health and criminal justice jointly address the state’s mental health crisis and list urgent priorities for reforms, in a co-authored statement released today by sixteen partner organizations (listed below) …

Mario Drops New Visual/Song, Announces Partnership with Equitas

Published on PR Web. Chart-Topping, multi-platinum selling, singer, songwriter, and actor, Mario premiered his stunning new introspective video for the emotionally-charged single, “Care For You” today with BET Soul and BET Her for broadcast, and Entertainment Tonight digitally. “Care For You” is a different kind of song, one that highlights Mario’s relationship with love as a man in this day …

Coordination and Communication are Key to Improving Mental Health and Criminal Justice in America

Mental health and criminal justice are a tangled mess in communities all across the country. Rather than supporting health from childhood through old age, our social systems show hardly any signs of understanding mental health at all. We don’t systematically recognize or have the capacity to respond to early indications for concern, and instead rely upon law enforcement to intervene …

Equitas Hosts Two Regional Summits on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice

“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 was a busy month for Equitas, as the organization hosted summits in both Indianapolis, Ind., and Washington, D.C., that brought together …

Equitas Foundation Announces Colorado Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice

In collaboration with its partners, Equitas Foundation announces the Colorado Summit on Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice. At this event, 225 experts and advocates from all over the state will convene to identify best practices for managing behavioral health, reducing incarceration, and promoting public safety and prosperity. July 8, 2016 – Equitas Foundation and community health reform partners will convene …