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It’s About Florida: Mental Health Services

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 26 people including 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, we discuss the state of mental health services in Florida and what’s available to help people cope with the tragedy. According to a Jan. 26th, 2012 report by the Florida Department of Children and Families, about 47-percent of all children in the state need some kind of mental health services. And 27-percent of all adults need some kind of mental health assistance.


Host: Trimmel Gomes

Guests: President and CEO of the Florida Council for Community Mental Health

Psychologist, Dr. Carolyn Stimel, who is also the director of Professional Affairs for the Florida Psychological Association.