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The Loneliness Radio Project, Ep. 3: IC student visit with public safety raises questions about mental health calls [AUDIO]

Welcome to the third episode of The Loneliness Project, an audio production of WRFI and the Ithaca College Park Scholars Program. From mental health to social media, reporters throughout the Ithaca community are analyzing the issue of loneliness through multiple lenses. This piece is also part of a larger multimedia collaboration with The Ithaca Voice and The Cornell Daily Sun.

In this piece, we unpack one student’s story and delve into the resources and gaps on the Ithaca College campus. A content warning that this piece contains mentions of suicidal ideation and encounters with public safety officers.

Parita Desai, Madison Moore, Sophia Tulp, Skylar Eagle, and Devin Kasparian reported and produced this piece. Laura Rosbrow-Telem, the news director at WRFI, directed this episode and Parita Desai mixed it. Mars Booker and Elena Piech wrote and produced the theme music. All other music was provided by Podington Bear under a Creative Commons license. We especially want to thank Engaged Cornell and The Sophie Fund for supporting this collaboration and The Park Foundation for supporting the Park Scholars Program and WRFI.

The Loneliness Project will explore more topics related to loneliness and mental health next week. Listen in on Fridays after WRFI Community Radio news headlines at 6 p.m. Tune in live at 88.1 FM in Ithaca and 91.9 FM in Watkins Glen. Or stream online at

*This piece first aired on WRFI Community Radio News on Nov. 30. A transcript is soon to follow below. 

Episode 3: Ithaca College student’s encounter with public safety raises questions about mental health calls