The University of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center hosted a week-long event to reduce the stigma of mental health. The event, titled #UFisAWARE, took place April 10 to 14 and celebrated the upcoming mental health awareness month. WUFT News reporter Justin Tompkins spoke with Coleman Burlingame about his past dealings with mental health. The 22-year- old barber from Lake City, Florida spent years learning how to deal with his mental health difficulties and now employs his knowledge to help others.
When Hurricane Irma swept through Florida, the power was knocked out to thousands of people in the Gainesville area. WUFT News reporter Luke Sullivan found out that even more than three months after the storm, some families are still in the dark. This week, we dedicate our entire podcast episode to one family's story of life without electricity.