What Mental Health Services Are Available in the Tampa Bay Area?

01/08/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we're going to talk about mental health-- in the wake of recent spate of mass murders in the US. Some of which appear to have been conducted by people who are mentally ill. Later we'll hear a fascinating exchange from CNN last night between Piers Morgan and a gun advocate....But first one listener comment about yesterday's Sustainable Living program on which members of the Weston Price Foundation downplayed the benefits of vegetarianism. Here's what one listener had to say.

Today is the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting of twenty people in Tucson Arizona by a lone gunman. Six people were killed and fourteen injured- including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In recent years there have been many mass shootings by gunmen in Colorado, Connecticut, Texas, Wisconsin, California, New York, Utah, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Washington state, Ohio and dozens of other locations.

Many of the cases involve people who were mentally ill or suicidal. We're going to talk about mental illness on the first part of the program today with Jim King--- Executive Director of UCP of Tampa Bay and Roaya Tyson, Director of Inpatient Services at Mental Health Care. Both have extensive backgrounds dealing with mental illness and behavioral problems.

FMI 813-272-2958/813-272-2244; http://www.ucptampa.org/

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