What do we do when an entire community is depressed?

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Author Jonathan Foiles and Justin Kaufmann

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Social worker and author Jonathan Foiles joins Justin on Extension 720 to discuss his book, “This City Is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America.” Jonathan talks about how mental health treatment has advanced over the years,  the need for more mental health clinics, the amount of toxic stress there is on certain communities in Chicago and when he recognized that individual therapy could not take into account the importance  of unemployment, poverty, lack of affordable housing and other policy decisions that impact both individual and community well-being.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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