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Experience We-Ha Podcast: Suzi Craig – Mental Health Connecticut

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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.

You can support Mental Health CT by attending the Yard Goats game on Monday, May 20, or at the opening night of the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, May 25.

Follow Mental Health Connecticut on Facebook.

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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