State of the State: Mental Health Training and Care
Guest: Mike Cerullo, Mental Health Practitioner
Host: Darlene D’Arezzo Time: 30 minutes
Description: Cerullo discuses some significant changes in mental health practice, training and care in Rhode Island in recent years. Topics covered include training and care of first responders-fire, police, EMT; the prisons as major care centers; increase in rate of suicide; challenge of getting to treatment; effect of marijuana; laws pertaining to marijuana use; concerns about legalizing recreational marijuana use; and more.