Safety Nets: Mental Illness

OnQ's Michael Bartley takes a closer look at local services for people suffering from mental illness. Featured in the report: a man from McKeesport who is bipolar and often attempted suicide before getting life-saving help and ongoing assistance at Mon-Yough Community Services.

Safety Nets: Mental Illness aired on Oct 08, 2009.


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Guest Wilford Payne, Executive Director of Primary Care Health Services, joins host Chris Moore to discuss the importance of medical safety nets in the Pittsburgh region.


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