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Community Power is Key in Addressing Mental Health Equity

As health equity advocates work to address the inequalities laid bare by COVID-19, new community-driven initiatives around the country are bringing a racial and social justice approach to mental health and crisis intervention.

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COVID-19 and Social Justice: The ‘Upstream’ Determinants of Health

With significant work by racial and social justice advocates, the toll of the pandemic has become part of a call to address the ways that the structural problems in society we know so well—wealth inequality, broken education systems, gender and racial discrimination and more—lead to large disparities in public health.

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Transforming Behavioral Health Crisis Services in the US and the Promise of the Marcus Alert System

In the past two years, COVID-19 and demands for police reform have both seen rapidly increasing calls for better tools to address behavioral health crises and their severe, often inequitable impacts.

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Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: How Recent Violence Shows the Unfortunate Truth of Systemic Racism in America

The recent course of violence and hate against Asian Americans has once again laid bare the ways America actively maintains its systemic racism.

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A place of safety? Picking up the pieces of the UK’s mental health crisis

“I can’t breathe.” Those three tragic words have become a feature of campaigning against police violence in the United States, echoing the last words of Eric Garner, killed in New York City in 2014. But in 2018 they were also uttered by a black man in the UK. Kevin Clarke, a Londoner who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

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How British Immigration Policy Means Coronavirus Hits the Vulnerable Hardest

People subject to the “no recourse to public funds” condition are at risk of worse health outcomes than the general population across four areas. 

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