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2020 Is A ‘Mental Health Tsunami’

According to an American Psychological Association study released in July, Americans are feeling uncertainty, frustration, fear, and anger stemming from a global pandemic, a contentious presidential election, and for some, ongoing systemic racism. This hour, we hear about the cause of these stressors and why certain communities are at a higher risk and still face mental health stigmatization.


  • Dr. April Kelly-Woessner, political science professor and Dean of The School of Public Service at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania
  • Brian Smedley, Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest and Acting Chief Diversity Officer at the American Psychological Association
  • Kimesha Morris, a psychiatric clinician and coordinates the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council at the Institute of Living
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.