The Torch – 05.08.18

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Torch is marking the month with mental health advocates Yael Baron, who is a mental health advocate and organizer of “Show Me How to Smile” an event designed to increase communication among people with mental health issues. Jorge Cruz is an artist and activist. We discuss mental health problems as the modern day the “scarlet letter.” How people suffering from mental health problems have become scapegoats in the gun debate and how police have failed in their responses to emotionally disturbed people. We discuss how folks are reaching out to help one another and the need to speak out on mental health issues.