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Statement by Florida Behavioral Health Association President & CEO Melanie Brown-Woofter Regarding First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Remarks at the Florida Behavioral Health Conference


Orlando, Fla – The Florida Behavioral Health Association (FBHA) released the following statement regarding First Lady Casey DeSantis’ remarks at the Florida Behavioral Health conference.

“The First Lady has demonstrated a true commitment to helping those with mental illness and substance use disorder," said Melanie Brown-Woofter, President and CEO of the Florida Behavioral Health Association. “From her Hope for Healing Florida campaign and listening sessions to telehealth portals for students in Northwest Florida for mental health services, the First Lady has been on the forefront of bold new initiatives in the behavioral health arena.”

“The Florida Behavioral Health Association applauds her efforts and looks forward to working with her on finding meaningful solutions to helping children and adults with behavioral health challenges.”

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The Florida Behavioral Health Association is the recognized leader on behavioral health policy and practice and supports member agencies in serving those in need of mental health and substance use disorder services and supports.