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Support Partners Lend a Helping Hand

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People who have a mental illness face a number of challenges. Navigating through San Diego County's mental health system can be one of them. In recent years, the County has provided specially-traine

Support Partners Lend a Helping Hand

(Photo: Alfredo Aguirre, Kenny Goldberg/KPBS)

People who have a mental illness face a number of challenges. Navigating through San Diego County's mental health system can be one of them.

In recent years, the County has provided specially-trained "partners" to help people access mental health care and other support services.

KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg talks with Alfredo Aguirre, the County's director of mental health.