Recovery is the process of pursuing a fulfilling and contributing life regardless of the difficulties one has faced. It involves not only the restoration but continued enhancement of a positive identity and personally meaningful connections and roles in one’s community. Recovery is facilitated by relationships and environments that provide hope, empowerment, choices, and opportunities that promote people reaching their full potential as individuals and community members.Read more »
Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises.
Thoughts and updates from Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Commissioner of DBHIDS and staff.
Find awareness events, screenings, or trainings from DBHIDS.
If you feel sad, anxious or stressed, this screening tool can help you decide if you need further help.
The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) offers these tools and resources for everyone seeking to support and improve the mental health and well-being of themselves or those they care about.
On Our Minds
Thoughts from Dr. Evans and Staff Commissioner’s Notes
"The Time is Now" Project Aware is a SAMHSA Grant opportunity. Its purpose is to:
- Build and expand the capacity of state educational agencies
- Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth,
- Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth
- Detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults
- Connect children, youth, and families who may have behavioral health issues with appropriate services.
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $1.95 million/year
Submission deadline: June 16, 2014Read more »
A new season of Porch Light tours is upon us! We are so grateful to be partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on the "Rise and Shine Mural Tour" inspired by James Burns' stunning mural The North Philadelphia Beacon Project. Take this opportunity to see beautiful public art and learn about inspiring journeys of recovery and healing.Read more »