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Connections: Discussing mental health first aid for victims of racial trauma and gun violence

We discuss a new partnership that offers mental health intervention services for Black and Brown victims of racial trauma and gun violence. It's a grassroots, on-the-ground effort to connect people with resources and assistance. 

The leaders say their work is not meant to be reactionary, but to ensure stability and good long-term outcomes. We discuss it with our guests:

  • Justin Morris, community activist
  • Megan Clifford, psychotherapist and mental health first aid instructor
  • Brandon Irons, entrepreneur and mental health therapy consumer

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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