Contact: Stacey Welling
Phone: (702) 455-3201
8/24/2018

Clark County TV to Air Vegas PBS Special: '#VegasStrong: Mental Health & Money' in September

​       In cooperation with Vegas PBS Channel 10, Clark County Television (CCTV) will air the half-hour special "#VegasStrong: Mental Health and Money" throughout September.

       As the one-year anniversary of 1 October approaches, the Vegas PBS special addresses the ongoing need for mental health resources & financial help for survivors. Information about the program and the Vegas PBS programming schedule is available on the station's website at: www.vegaspbs.org/vegasstrong.  The special also will be available for viewing on the Vegas PBS website.

       CCTV will air the program at various dates and times throughout the month starting Sept. 1 at 12 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sept. 2 at 2 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. CCTV's weekly schedule of showtimes is available on Clark County's website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.  This is the second Vegas PBS #VegasStrong special. The first one, called "The Road Ahead," debuted in April and re-aired on CCTV throughout the summer.

       Clark County established the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center with community partners as a one-stop resource and referral hub for anyone struggling with effects from the shooting.  Survivors, family members of victims, and bystanders who tried to assist victims are urged to reach out to the center to learn about resources. The Vegas PBS special features interviews with representatives from  agencies working together at the Resiliency Center including Clark County Assistant County Manager Kevin Schiller, Terri Keener, Behavioral Health Coordinator for the Nevada Department of Child and Family Services, and Tennille Pereira, an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.  

       Anyone who was present at the Route 91 festival shooting is urged to get an application on file with the Nevada Victims of Crime Program by Oct. 1, 2018. Funds from the program may help reimburse people for out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the crime such as medical bills or counseling co-pays not covered by insurance. Even if you live outside of Nevada or don't have any eligible expenses now, survivors are encouraged to file an application before the deadline in case they incur future expenses that may be covered by the program.  Mental health experts say it's not uncommon for survivors of mass violence and trauma to seek counseling months or years after an incident.  An application for the Nevada Victims of Crime Program is posted on the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center's website at www.VegasStrongRC.org. The center also can be reached by phone at (702) 455-2433 (AIDE) or toll-free at (833) 299-2433, and by email at: vegasstrongresiliencycenter@clarkcountynv.gov.  Its address is 1524 Pinto Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. The center also has a Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/VegasStrongResiliencyCenter.

Clark County Television is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4/1004 on Cox cable and on CenturyLink on Channels 4 and 1004 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. Live streaming of CCTV programming is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3.

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