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Mayor Bowser to Highlight New Investments to Expand Community and School-Based Mental Health Supports

Thursday, October 3, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, October 4, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) officials to highlight new investments to expand school-based mental health services and to provide 24-hour services to residents experiencing psychiatric emergencies, trauma, or mental health and substance use disorders through a new community response team (CRT). Following the speaking program, Mayor Bowser will enter DBH’s outpatient mental health facility and tour the second floor of the CRT Offices.

For Fiscal Year 2020, Mayor Bowser increased her investment in School-Based Behavioral Health Expansion from $3 million to $9 million, bringing the program to 119 schools in School Year 2019-2020.

Friday, October 4, at 11 am

Mayor Bowser
Wayne Turnage, Deputy Mayor for the District of Columbia Health and Human Services
Dr. Barbara Bazron, Director, Department of Behavioral Health

Department of Behavioral Health
35 K Street, NE 
*Closest Metro Stations: Union Station and NoMA-Gallaudet U Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).