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Department of Behavioral Health Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Day

Friday, May 12, 2017
It’s Ok 2 Let Help In Encourages Treatment

(Washington, DC)—The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is hosting Mental Health Awareness Day to promote available treatment services and to increase understanding and awareness of mental illness. DBH also is promoting a new “It’s OK 2 Let Help In” campaign to combat stereotypes and stigma that keep too many people from getting the treatment they need. 

Who:        Tanya A. Royster, MD, Director of the Department of Behavioral Health 
                 WKYS radio personality Danni Star
                 Community-based mental health providers
         
When:      11 am to 3 pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017

Where:     Turkey Thicket Recreation Center; 1100 Michigan Avenue NE (near Brookland Metro Station)

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @MindandBodyDC


Background:
Mental Health America has observed May as Mental Health Month since 1949. Other national and local organizations also sponsor awareness activities. Events scheduled in the District: 


Events:

DC Superior Court Mental Health and Habilitation Fair
10 am-2 pm, May 19
Moultrie Courthouse, 3rd Floor Atrium
contact: LaShon.Brown-Woodman@dcsc.gov

Youth Transitions Collaborative “Mental Health in Color” Speaker Presentations
6:30 pm-8:30 pm, May 24
We Work Wonder Bread Factory, 641 S Street NW 3rd Floor
contact: kings@ncil.org

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