DE BEST Mission Statement

To serve the state of Delaware by establishing, implementing, and sustaining volunteers to strengthen DSAMH initiatives, improve community resilience and support appropriate mental health response to disaster.

Delaware Behavioral and Emotional Support Team (DE BEST)

University of Delaware 
25 North College Ave 
Room 339A, McDowell Hall 

Newark, DE 19716

DE BEST Program Email:

Phone: (302) 383-3130

Bethany Hall-Long, PhD, RN, FAAN
DE BEST Principal Investigator 
Celeste Peart, BS, CISM TIA
DE BEST Program Manager 
Skylar Washington
DE BEST Administrative Assistant 

RespondDE MRC

Office of Preparedness
Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Public Health


Emergency Phone: (302) 824-2313
Mindy Christine
State RespondDE Coordinator
Phone: (302) 223-1739

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