You could make a strong argument that no one has done more in the past 30 years to change the way mental health illnesses are treated in Vermont than Ken Libertoff.
Libertoff is the Executive Director of the Vermont Association for Mental Health and he’s stepping down from that position at the end of the year, after nearly 3 decades of work advocating for people with physical and mental disabilities and substance abuse problems.
Ken Libertoff spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb recently from our studios in Montpelier. Mitch was curious about how he got started in the field of mental health, especially since his college years are noted more for his sports achievements as a star basketball player for the University of Connecticut Huskies.
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