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Rhode Island Broadcasters Air Mental Health Special

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 12/14/2019

The Rhode Island Broadcasters Association, Governor Gina Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit launched a mental health awareness campaign, “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay.” Stations, including Nexstar’s CBS affiliate WPRI-TV, Standard Media’s ABC affiliate WTEV-TV and Sinclair’s NBC affiliate WJAR-TV Providence are airing stories from people across Rhode Island who found help for mental health or substance abuse issues through statewide programs. On December 14 at 7:30 p.m., TV and radio stations across the state aired a commercial-free half-hour special that provided information on mental health resources, including a 24/7 hotline. Viewers and listeners were also encouraged to visit BH Link, a behavioral health facility that provides immediate assistance to people in crisis.

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