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Pima County Library's Synapse Team on helping mental health community-wide.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Meet Malea Chavez, the CEO of The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona; Gianluca Russo on "The Power of Plus" in fashion; and, Tony talks with the new CEO of The Western National Parks Association.

Synapse team hero Pima County Public Library's Synapse Team aims to support the mental wellness of the community.
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Featured on the April 20th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with guest host Tony Paniagua:

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Arizona Spotlight April 20, 2023

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  • Too often, mental illness goes unrecognized and undiagnosed The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that in any given year, as many as 1 in 5 Americans will experience mental illness. Many will choose not to seek out the help they need because of stigma. In response to these statistics, the Pima County Public Library has established the Synapse Team that wants to provide support and resources to those who are trying to cope and start a larger public conversation about the mental and emotional needs that are most prevalent in our community. Arizona Spotlight assistant producer Leah Britton interviews librarian Matthew Landon for more information.
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Gianluca russo spotlight Author of "The Power of Plus", Gianluca Russo, has spent the past 5 years writing about plus size inclusivity in fashion for various magazines like Teen Vogue.
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power of plus cover VIEW LARGER In his book, "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution" Gianluca Russo delves into the experiences and history of the plus size fashion industry
Gianluca book signing VIEW LARGER Gianluca Russo signing copies of his book, "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution", during a book release event at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca, N.Y. on Aug. 16, 2022.
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WNPA Marie Buck outside Marie Buck was named as the new chief executive officer of the Western National Parks Association in July 2022. Buck says she's a huge fan of the outdoors and wants to expand opportunities for others to enjoy the region's national parks, monuments and historic sites.
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WNPA Marie Buck AZPM studio Marie Buck was named as the new chief executive officer of the Western National Parks Association in July 2022. She joined us in the AZPM radio studios to talk about the group and her goals.
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