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Dr. Paul Carrola on mental health

On this edition of The Weekend host Louie Saenz welcomes Doctor Paul Carrola, Nationally Certified Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, to talk about mental health in the border, stigma, and student’s well being. From his years of experience working with different people, ranging from corrections to private clients, Dr. Carrola mentions stigma as the main impediment to reaching out for help on mental health. Students, he notes, are a group that fortunately does not carry a lot of stigma against getting help. He also talks about mental health problems and stigma in the military and on the border.

Dr. Carrola is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Mental Health counselor with experience in corrections, community settings, and private practice. His research focus is in offender related counseling, burnout, and secondary trauma counseling on the US Mexico Border.

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Originally aired on March 23, 2024

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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