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Mayor Bowser Proclaims Behavioral Health Sunday

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Media Contact: Phyllis Jones, [email protected]
(202) 673-1937 (desk)  (202) 631-3077 mobile

Washington, DC – Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed Sunday, January 15, 2017, as Behavioral Health Sunday as faith leaders across the District joined with the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health to promote understanding of mental health and substance use disorders challenges and to encourage treatment.

Dr. Tanya A. Royster, MD, Director of the Department of Behavioral Health, presented the Mayor’s Proclamation to Reverend Doctor Michael Bell, Senior Pastor, Allen Chapel AME Church.

“We come to our place of worship for healing, and people experiencing mental and substance use disorders often turn first to their faith leader,” said Dr. Royster.  “Our partnership works to address the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction that may keep some people from getting the help they need.  Recovery from these diseases is possible with the right treatment and support.”

To talk to a counselor about services, call the 24 hour Access Helpline at 1-888-7WE-HELP (1-888-793-4357) or for a substance use disorder screening, visit the Assessment and Referral Center, located at 75 P Street NE (enter on Florida Avenue NE at P Street intersection).  Arrive by 3:30 p.m. for same day service.  For more information, call (202) 727-8473. 

Behavioral Health Sunday Faith Based Partners 
Allen Chapel AME Church

2498 Alabama Avenue SE
DC 20020

Ambassador Baptist Church
1412 Minnesota Avenue SE
DC 20020

All Nations Baptist Church
2001 North Capitol Street NE
DC 20002

Berean Baptist Church
924 Madison Street NW
DC 20011

Bright Light Baptist
7300 New Hampshire Ave
Takoma Park, MD

Christ Our Redeemer African Methodist Episcopal
700 V Street NW
DC 20001

Christian Tabernacle Church of God
2033 11th Street NW
DC 20001
Colesville United Methodist
52 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Fellowship Baptist Church
5605 Colorado Avenue NW
DC 20011

First Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church
602 N Street NW
DC 20001

First Baptist Church
712 Randolph Street NW
DC 20011

First Tabernacle Beth-El
801 New York Avenue NW
DC  20002

Florida Avenue Baptist
623 Florida Avenue NW
DC 20001

Living Faith Methodist
100 Maryland Avenue NE
DC 20002

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal
1615 M Street NW
DC 20008

Michigan Park Christian Church
1600 Taylor Street NE
DC 20017

New Commandment Church of Praise
625 Park Road NW
DC 20010

Pilgrim African Methodist Episcopal
612 17th Street NE
DC 20002

Plymouth Congregational UCC
5301 North Capitol Street NE
DC 20011

St. John Baptist Church of Marshall Heights
5228 Call Place SE
DC 20019

The Village
4625 G Street SE
DC 20019

Unity Baptist
2706 Bladensburg Road NE
DC 20018

Zion Baptist Church
4850 Blagden Avenue NW
DC 20011