Posted 6/16/2023

On June 12, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long convened national and local experts, elected leaders, and community advocates in a first-of-its-kind summit discussing the state of Delaware residents’ behavioral and mental health. Vice President for Adult Behavioral Health Malcom Musgrove and Executive Director for Addiction Recovery Services in Philadelphia Nikole Papas were in attendance representing Merakey. The inaugural day-long summit, 2023 Mental and Behavioral Health Summit: Pathways and Partnerships for a Stronger Delaware, comes amidst an ongoing national and state opioid crisis and a significant rise in the need for mental health treatment and services.