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Florida Hires Their First Mental Health Coordinator For Disaster Recovery

Posted: October 17, 2019

The Associated Press has reported that Darcy Abbott has been hired as Florida's first mental health coordinator for disasters. Abbott will help Florida communities hit hard by disasters obtain mental health services.

The article goes on to state that "schools in areas devastated by the Category 5 storm report seeing more children in distress. To address the problem, 63 telehealth kiosks were installed in public schools in August so students can speak to a mental health professional remotely."

On August 8, 2019 First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the installation of Let's Talk Interactive telehealth portals in 63 public schools throughout six counties in Northwest Florida to provide mental health services to students still recovering from Hurricane Michael.

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