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Removing The Stigmas Attached To Mental Illness


Mental health and substance abuse impacts 18,000 youths and 54,000 adults in Idaho. Dr. Ron Larson, Medical Director for Optum Health, joins Idaho Matters to discuss removing the stigmas attached to these disorders.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.