Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis takes on mental health issues

Casey DeSantis 2019 AP photo
Posted at 12:02 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 05:21:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis is taking on mental health as a major issue.

DeSantis announced Thursday at a Tampa elementary school that she's starting a program called "Hope for Healing."

She plans to coordinate state agencies to look at existing mental health and substance programs to see what works, and what doesn't to see how state money can be better spent.

DeSantis is also working with private businesses to compile and print resource guides to be distributed statewide on where people can go for help with mental health and substance abuse issues.

A website is also being developed to provide similar information.