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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?


Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.
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