Don’t Mute Mental Health – Campaign from the Office of the Student Advocate (OSA) & the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME)

The Office of the Student Advocate (OSA) is partnering with the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME) this week to host a week-long social media campaign, entitled “Don’t Mute Mental Health”. The goal of the series is to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness in students, families, and teachers amid-COVID-19.

The Instagram Live events will be held on OSA’s Instagram account (@dc.advocate) each day and will include discussions with local and national experts. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Courtney Warren ( or Renatta Landrau (


Below you’ll find a schedule for the rest of this week’s events:


Tuesday, May 19th starting at 3:00pm

  • Dr. Perette Arrington, Clinical Psychologist at Wilson Sr. High School with the Department of Behavioral Health, will discuss the clinical support the Department of Behavioral Health is providing to schools.
  • Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at George Washington University, will discuss “Staying Mentally Safe” with an emphasis on maintaining friendships during this time.

Wednesday, May 20th at 3:00pm

  • Dr. William Blake, Director of Social Emotional Learning at DCPS, will join us for “Mental Check” and  provide strategies to support the socioemotional well-being of students at home.

Thursday, May 21st at 3:00pm

  • “Teacher Wellness” is the focus of the MedStar Georgetown WISE Center discussion with Megan McCormick. Teachers will learn strategies for maintaining their own mental wellness as they support their student’s mental wellbeing.

Friday, May 22nd at 3:00pm

  • “Parent’s Corner” as facilitated by Jillian Shropshire, MSW LGSW, School Based Mental Health Therapist- Mary’s Center will provide families with information on anxiety in students.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.