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Each week I interview guests who delve into a myriad of substance abuse, mental health and social justice concerns. Hear some provocative discussions that will hopefully provide an impetus for change and better understanding.

Nov 23, 2021

Kelly Wishart, Chief Operating Officer for Coastline EAP, discusses her work and how it supports employees struggling with mental health/substance abuse concerns. Special emphasis is placed on creating safe and supportive workplace communities.

Nov 2, 2021

Building Connections Episode 14
with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

Taking a STAAND

 Kimberly Maine, Advisor, along with Esmeralda Gonzalez and Tiffany Garant, from STAAND (Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions), discuss their outstanding work in West Warwick addressing tobacco use, substance abuse, and...

Oct 29, 2021

Social and Emotional Development

The Covid-19 Crisis has impacted students in many ways – one of the most salient being Mental Health. In addition to placing kids under stress and distancing them from supports, Covid has also led to situations that have delayed emotional maturation. In short, isolation appears to have...

Oct 26, 2021

Building Connections Episode 13
with Kathy Sullivan & Bob Houghtaling

Something Important to Hear

Kathi and Chris Sullivan revisit Building Connections to discuss their important work addressing substance abuse and mental health. Emphasis is placed on underage drinking, parenting, cultural norms and stigma. Both agree...

Oct 25, 2021

Lucy’s Booth
Episode 33 with Sophie Brusini and Bob Houghtaling

Under the Sea

Darian Lisle, an Aquarist, discusses her work at Mystic Aquarium. Special emphasis is placed on how she got involved with studying sea life as well as the importance of protecting our oceans. Finally, significant detail is given to the many...