Mental Health America OPEN Policy Meeting

In the last six months, the world has been fractured with illness and civil unrest. These fractures have once again illuminated the inequity and injustices in America particularly among those with mental health conditions and within marginalized populations. A spotlight has been placed on the criminal justice system, particularly law enforcement, creating justifiable, legitimate, and much-needed discussion of ways to intervene and improve the system.

Within the meeting, Mental Health America will:

  • share a brief history of law enforcement in our nation including the evolution of cultural conflicts and how these contribute to explicit bias within the profession today.
  • outline the elevated suicide risk among law enforcement that has been exacerbated by the current health crisis and anti-police sentiment
  • · suggest ways to connect the law enforcement community with appropriate mental health services from the perspective of a public health model
  • · present the Care Not Cuffs Initiative of the Equitas Project that promotes mental health and freedom over punishment and incarceration
  • · showcase the Denver Star Team and other model programs for assisting persons in crisis
  • · discuss programs to meet the mental health needs of indigenous adults and children

December 1; 12n-3pm

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Date and Time

Tue, December 01, 2020

12:00pm - 3:00pm