In Public Service Spotlight, FL member talks about caring for mental health patients

Deshonda Copeland, a senior residential unit specialist at Florida State Hospital, is a behavioral health worker and a member of AFSCME Florida. She says she strives to create a safe, clean and comfortable environment for all patients seeking services at the state-run mental health treatment facility. Copeland says it’s rewarding to witness the growth of her clients, adding she’s honored be a part of their journey toward improved mental health.

Copeland is one of several AFSCME members whose dedication to their community is being featured in “Public Service Spotlight,” a series of news segments across the country that showcase the essential work AFSCME members do. This segment was aired by a Tallahassee television station in May, which was Mental Health Awareness Month.