The Local Lens
The Local Lens
Jul 21, 2021
Jerrica Brandenburg - Mental Health to the Masses
Play • 30 min

The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.

Jerrica Brandenburg is a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from Irvine, KY, and she claims to have "alternative" thoughts on this subject. She seems to focus on why people use drugs, and how that can lead us to a solution.

You may be surprised to hear some of her ideas, but you cannot deny her involvement. We bring her on the show to talk about some of the areas she's involved in, especially Camp Mariposa, camp for kids from homes effected by addiction.

Camp Mariposa is for kids aged 9-12, with options to be a mentor for 18+ or to be a junior mentor for the ages between. If you are interested in attending or know someone who is, contact or call 1-865-214-2544.

These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.

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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).

Find Powell County CARES on social media:
Instagram: @powellcountycares

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