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On air: Mental health care in upstate New York

Lorraine Rapp
WRVO's community forum on mental health was held at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica.

This health forum broadcast on WRVO Sunday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The forum explored the current situation for mental health care particularly in upstate New York. What impact does the state government, federal programs like the Affordable Care Act, and non-profits have on mental health care in the community. We discuss the needs and future of mental health care in the region – and how government funding and the social, demographic and economic situation are changing both.


Shawn Johnston, Licensed Master Social Worker, St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Linda Nelson, New York State Office of Mental Health Central New York Field Office Director
Matthew Shapiro, National Alliance On Mental Illness New York State

Catherine Loper, WRVO News Director is moderator.

This forum is sponsored by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.