Morning Roundup: Oct. 14, 2019

By The Fix staff 10/14/19

Basketball star to speak at youth mental health conference. Reel Recovery Film Festival kicks off in Los Angeles. Suspect tied to Mac Miller's fatal overdose pleads not guilty.

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Former ISU Hoops Star To Speak at Youth Mental Health Conference [WHO]
Royce White, who has long advocated for mental health support in the NBA, will be a guest speaker at the Stomp Out Stigma conference on Oct. 14. The event is hosted by Please Pass the Love.

Reel Recovery Film Festival Offers Safe 'Projection' Site [PR Newswire]
The 11th Annual Reel Recovery Film Festival will take place from October 11-17. The event is a celebration of film, the arts and sobriety.

The Troubling Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Maine Children [Bangor Daily News]
Maine's drug problem is sending more children to foster care and exposing babies to harmful drugs in the womb. The Bangor Daily News examined the growing issue.

There's Not Just One Vape Crisis—There's Three [Rolling Stone]
The vaping public health crisis is a complex and multi-faced issue. Experts say it's important to approach it from multiple angles.

Mac Miller: Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Connection to Rapper's Death [Rolling Stone]
The West Hollywood man who allegedly provided the drugs that were involved in Mac Miller's fatal overdose has pleaded not guilty in federal court. Cameron James Pettit, 28, was arrested on September 4.

Perspective: 11 Things I've Learned from Going Sober in My 20s [Delish]
Millie Gooch (@sobergirlsociety) on what she's learned by going sober. "While I used to think alcohol was my biggest connector to people, talking openly baout why I've given it up has been an even bigger one." 

UCSF Receives 10 NIH Grants to Study Pain and Opioid Addiction [UCSF]
UC San Francisco has received 10 grants from the National Institutes of Health as part of the larger initiative, Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL), totaling more than $40 million going toward pain research. 

How Taraji P. Henson's Vietnam Vet Dad Inspired Her Fight for Mental Health Awareness [People]
Actress and advocate Taraji P. Henson has continued her quest to extinguish the stigma of mental illness in the black community. In a new interview she shared how her father's legacy relates to her advocacy. 

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