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September 27, 2020 29 mins
• Kate Dischino, VP of emergency programs and Americares preparedness discussed response and recovery programs in the U.S. and around the world related to wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Dischino is responsible for deploying emergency response teams, coordinating large scale deliveries of medicines and relief supplies and implementing recovery programs that restore health services for disaster survivors. She talked about the Bob Cat Fire in California as well as the Oregon and Washington wildfires with a focus on victims needs and how people can help.

• Shari Sinwelski, Vice President of National Networks, Vibrant Emotional Health and Deputy Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where she oversees networks operations, standards, training and practices for its network of 165 crisis centers. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and this year it’s even more important to discuss mental health as both the CDC and WHO have stated that our mental health is “languishing” amid the COVID-19 pandemic and issued warnings about its possible effects on suicidal behaviors. Sinwelski discussed how people can maintain hope if they are feeling suicidal and where they can get help.

• Hosted by: iHeartMedia's Ryan Gorman
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