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
“I’m going in for a check –up.” Typically we think of check-ups as they relate to our physical health – be it our cholesterol, blood pressure, or weight. We want to take it one step further and encourage you to get a “check up from the neck up." Coined by Patrick Kennedy, encouraging folks to get a “check up from the neck up” is one of our missions. We want everyone to feel comfortable touching base with how they are feeling.Read more »
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education and early intervention program that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges. MHFA will be available at the "Breaking The Silence on Mental Wellness: Real Talk, Real Help, Real Solutions Conference” on April 4th and 5th, 8:00am-6:00pm, at Temple School of Medicine 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. This conference is focused on addressing stigma related to behavioral health within the African American community. Over 50 diverse workshops geared toward a wide variety of audiences. Behavioral health screenings will be provided to conference participants as part of Saturday's resource fair.Read more »