In this episode of the Experience We-Ha Podcast, Ryan and I speak with Suzi Craig, senior director of Strategic Partnerships and Policy at Mental Health Connecticut (MHConn), a statewide, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve mental health for all Connecticut residents.
One in four people experience mental illness, and May is mental health awareness month. Suzi discusses the programs MHConn provides to those affected by mental health issues, the issues in pop culture and social media and the work they are doing in May to raise awareness about this very important issue in our society.
0:00 – Intro – About Suzi
3:30 – Parity Bill Progress – Private Insurance for Mental Health
5:50 – Mental health “stigma” and discrimination
11:45 – How does Mental Health CT help?
15:10 – Medications and addiction
16:15 – Holistic programming and goal setting.
24:40 – Intervention and working with families
29:00 – Founder of Mental Health CT – Clifford Beers
31:20 – Mental health, pop culture, and social media
38:55 – About Mental Health Awareness Month
41:25 – Federal grants and collaboration to help the cause
44:40 – Suzi’s favorite We-Ha dish
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