DeSantis Announces Mental Health-Substance Abuse Initiative
- Florida first lady Casey DeSantis introduces Hope For Healing Florida
- Organization offers assistance for people with substance abuse and mental health issues
- Hope For Healing Florida
DeSantis introduced the Hope for Healing initiative Thursday morning from Roland Park K-8 Magnet School in Tampa.
The multi-agency initiative is aimed at helping children and people in crisis.
It is part of a larger statewide program that focuses on mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention.
Also, 1 in 5 adults nationwide experience some type of mental issues in their lives.
“We are launching a large multi-agency coordinated initiative called the Hope For Healing Florida Campaign,” DeSantis said, adding that the campaign will be printing and distributing mental health and substance abuse resource guides statewide.
Businesses and corporations are pledging financial support as they see a critical need to help children and families in Florida, she added.
“We feel that if more people could access these programs, they would access them if they knew they existed,” DeSantis said. “But, unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know what’s out there.”