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'They Are Us,' Part 2: Home

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This installment in the "They Are Us" series looks at the role housing plays in mental health.

There are Vermonters who experience psychiatric crises for years — and repeated visits to emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals. Where do they go when they leave the hospital? And why do they keep coming back? This is a story about the role housing plays in mental health.

Listen to the full episode above. Have feedback or a story to share? You can leave a comment on our main series page.

Featuring:

  • Ken Libertoff, former director of the Vermont Association for Mental Health
  • Louis Josephson, president and CEO of Brattleboro Retreat
  • Brian Lincourt, night charge nurse at Brattleboro Retreat
  • Connie Stabler, mother and Howard Center board member (the Howard Center is a VPR underwriter)
  • Karl Jeffries, unit chief for adult inpatient unit at Brattleboro Retreat

Resources:

Aired on VPR on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:44 p.m.

Music for the series used with permission by Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Esmerine.

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