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Pinellas County offers new service for confidential behavioral health services

Pinellas County has a new service that gives residents easier access to local behavioral health services.

Melodies & Mindfulness: The Role of Music in Mental Health

The Influence of Music on the Human Spirit Music possesses a limitless power to resonate with the human spirit, arouse profound feelings, and cultivate a feeling of unity. It has served as a tool for...

Finding light in the dark: A night of mental health awareness and storytelling at WMNF studios

The WMNF Studios in Tampa will be transformed into a center for mental health awareness, fostering community, and imaginative storytelling on Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. The “Finding Light in the Dark: How...

“Taking Care Of Your Mental Health” on Morning Energy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  It has been observed in May in the United States since 1949.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition...
State Sen. Darryl Rouson

State Sen. Darryl Rouson wants ‘guardrails’ if voters legalize weed

State Sen. Darryl Rouson, the longest-serving Democrat in the Florida Legislature, supported legalizing medical marijuana but “I’m not there yet when it comes to full legalization of marijuana.” Rouson, who appeared Tuesday (4/9) on WMNF...

MidPoint: Homeless Camps and Other Legislative Plans

We continue our review of 2024 legislative proposals with today's focus on efforts at criminalizing "sleeping in public" and establishing homeless tent camps around the state, and the problems of private equity firms buying up...

$4.8 million in minority mental health and economic equity funding awarded to south St. Petersburg nonprofits

Listen: Two organizations have awarded almost 5 million dollars in grants for non-profits focusing on underserved zip codes in South St. Petersburg. The funds focused on prioritizing mental health for black and indigenous people of...

The Epidemic of Loneliness

There is an epidemic of loneliness in our society that is causing significant health problems for individuals. We explore what to do increase social connections with the USF College of Public Health Activist Lab.

Anti-Gun Violence with Survivors and Advocates

Anti-gun violence survivors and advocates discuss the pervasiveness of gun violence, what is the current state of the laws, and what we can hope to do to curb the tragedies experienced by gun violence survivors....
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Florida AG Ashley Moody targets Meta over its effects on kids

Florida filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Facebook and Instagram use "manipulative" features to keep minors hooked on social media.

The NOPE Task Force hosts community candlelight vigil for those lost to overdose

NOPE creates dramatic and impactful presentations for students and community members using volunteer and School Resource Officers’ grim personal experiences to educate 6th through 12th graders about the consequences of experimentation with drugs. This candlelight...
Photographer Chip Weiner

Chip Weiner on preserving Tampa’s past through photographs

Photographer Chip Weiner discusses his two-volume book of historic photographs of Tampa juxtaposed with photos from today that he made in the exact same spots. With more than 900 pages, "Burgert Brothers: Look Again Rephotographing...

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