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What to look for on Smart Talk Monday, December 9, 2013:
Central Pennsylvania is home to many thoughtful and compassionate people. We often hear of neighbors, friends, and families coming to the aid of someone going through hard times, especially if that person is afflicted with a disease or has been injured in some way.
That is unless that person has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Then it seems there are fewer good wishes and offers of assistance.
To be fair, mental illness is not often as visible to the outside world, but there is no doubt a stigma exists that makes many people uncomfortable.
Dr. James Heck, Clinical Director, Keystone Human Services and Messiah College English professor Larry Lake
We'll address that stigma on Monday's Smart Talk.
Also, Gov. Tom Corbett's nominee to be the state's Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection says he is unaware of climate change being harmful to human beings. In fact, several Corbett Administration officials have questioned climate change.
StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Marie Cusick appears on the program with the latest.
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