New Del. Laws Address Mental Health of Children, Adults

Gov. John Carney signed several mental health-related bills Wednesday (photo shared by Delaware State House Democratic Caucus)

Improvements to mental health and mental health services are coming in Delaware.Governor John Carney has signed three bills passed by the Delaware General Assembly, which address concerns of children as well as adults.One measure (House Bill 300) allows middle schools to hire more counselors, social workers and school psychologists, building on a previous measure to…

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Health Survey Goes Out To Selected Del. Households

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Delaware Public Health has begun a series of community assessments to get a better understanding of the concerns and needs of Delawareans during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to improve overall health of Delawareans in the future. DPH and the University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities and Epidemiology Program will conduct the survey. Households have…

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Atlantic General Will Open Walk-In Behavioral Health Center

Atlantic General joins community partners to celebrate the establishment of the new Crisis Center with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Atlantic General Hospital will soon open the first Walk-In Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Worcester County. It will serve as a sort of urgent care facility for people in need of treatment or evaluation of acute mental health issues or substance use-related illness. A grant-funded partnership with TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital and more than a…

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Del. Expands Mental Health Services In Elementary Schools

Delaware elementary schools will be able to significantly expand mental health services. Legislation signed by Governor John Carney Thursday (House Bill 100) establishes a mental health services unit for elementary schools, allowing them to hire more full-time counselors or social workers. $8-million was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Delaware budget to support additional mental…

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Lt. Governor releases report on 3-year action plan for Behavioral Health Consortium


Lt. Governor Hall-Long, along with members of Delaware’s Behavioral Health Consortium, community advocates, and elected officials released the updated progress report for the three-year action plan to help tackle Delaware’s addiction treatment system and mental health services in the state. After holding community forums throughout Delaware, the Behavioral Health Consortium released a three-year action plan…

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