What Is Mental Health First Aid?
More families in the U.S have experienced trauma after another mass shooting last week in Texas.
Today, Where We Live, we explore ways everyday citizens can work within their communities to help address mental health needs.
We hear the story of a Waterbury resident who lost someone he loved in the 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
Have you heard about a program called Mental Health First Aid?
A trainer from non-profit Mental Health Connecticut joins us to talk about the 8-hour course, described as the mental health equivalent to learning CPR.
We also check in with WNPR education reporter David DesRoches about a troubling story at the University of Hartford.
How should college campuses handle cases of hate and bias?
- David DesRoches - WNPR education reporter
- John Martinez - Loved one of Pulse Nightclub shooting victim and student at Naugatuck Valley Community College
- Valerie English Cooper - Community educator and certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor with Mental Health Connecticut
- Luis Perez - President and CEO of Mental Health Connecticut
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.