Responding to an overdose death: See the person, not just the problem, says advocate

MIssy McLean

Missy McLean is a director with Moms Stop The Harm, Mom’s Stop Harm is a national organization that supports families impacted by substance-use-related harms and deaths.

The interview for the Daily Wrap:

Just after midnight Thursday, a 36-year-old man was found in distress in the lobby of a local bank on King Street. Police officers discovered him and tried to help. Sadly, he died.

Missy McLean is a director for Moms Stop The Harm. She is a local activist working hard to change local attitudes toward those who are addicted to drugs and their families. She knows firsthand because she has a loved one who faces these issues.

This interview was done for the Daily Wrap, which aires at 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. McLean provides a deeply personal perspective on the tragic death earlier in the day. You will not only hear her perspective but also what steps the community can take to respond.

Originally aired: June 30, 2022

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