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Mental Health Wellness Days in Connecticut schools

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K-12 students in Connecticut can now take two mental health wellness days during the school year.

Today, we hear from a student who advocated for this proposal and we talk to the Office of Child Advocate.

First, we get an update on legislative proposals to strengthen gun violence prevention in our state. State Senator Marilyn Moore joins us.

What questions do you have?


  • Senator Marilyn Moore - Bridgeport State Senator
  • Sarah Eagan - Child Advocate, State of Connecticut
  • Vignesh Subramanian - Sophomore at Stony Brook University studying Biology
  • Barb Solish - Director of Youth and Young Adult Initiatives at the National Alliance on Mental Illness
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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.
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