Darcy Abbott named as Florida's first Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - First Lady Casey DeSantis announced on Wednesday the Florida Division of Emergency Management hired Darcy Abbott as the first Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator in Florida’s history.

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced on Wednesday the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) hired Darcy Abbott as the first Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator in Florida’s history. (Governor's Press Office)

First Lady DeSantis made the announcement at the Florida Behavioral Health Association’s ‘Behavioral Health Day’ event at the Florida Capitol.

She originally announced FDEM would be hiring a Mental Health Coordinator back in June.

The position is the first in the country that focuses solely on mental health services after a disaster.

Abbott will be sent to Bay County to help with mental health services for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

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