City Agencies & Private Sector Partnering To Deliver Counseling And Mental Health Services to Communities Impacted by Violence and Civil Unrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In response to the tragic events that have struck Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen are coordinating efforts across multiple city agencies and private organizations to address the trauma that many individuals in the community are experiencing.  “Our city is experiencing a terrible tragedy and terrible trauma,” said Dr. Wen.  “Addressing trauma at the community level is an integral part of the recovery process, and we need to treat trauma just as we would with any other disease.” 

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