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Mental Health First Aid

…addictions. The adult course is available in both English and Spanish. Course participants come from a variety of backgrounds and play various roles in a community including: faith groups, management, community work, non-profit and for profit settings.  Participants who complete the course receive a three (3) year national certification. Register Online…


…The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has put together a list of resources to help people connect with the right professional, peer, social, community-based and self-help care. These resources include important phone numbers and supports found in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Don't see what you're looking for?…

Holiday Spirit, Now and Year Round

…Marcella A. Maguire, PhD  Director for DBH Homeless Services As the weather turns colder, and the holidays beckon, one group of DBHIDS staff and providers are gearing up for the most intense time of the year. Winter, colder temperatures, and ‘Code Blue’s mean that people who live on our streets…

In Wellness, Art Takes Center Stage

…addiction – a real and important topic that affects millions of people.

Myths and Facts of Tobacco and Mental Illness

…Myth: Persons with mental illness and substance use disorders can’t quit smoking. Fact: Persons with mental illness and substance use disorders can successfully quit using tobacco at rates similar to the general population.

What is Mental Health First Aid…for Youth?

…H. Jean Wright II, PsyD Director Behavioral Health and Justice-Related Services Knowing the difference between typical adolescent behavior, and behaviors that should be cause for concern can be difficult to assess for parents, family members, and for those who care for our youth.

The Power of Joining Together:  Recovery Walks! & #UNITE

…Andrea Brooks Manager of Provider Development and Transformation Initiatives DBHIDS Brooke Feldman Project Coordinator PRO-ACT When former DBHIDS team member, Brooke Feldman, passed the torch as lead captain of Team DBHIDS for PRO-ACT’s Recovery Walks! to Manager of Provider Development and Transformation Initiatives, Andrea Brooks in 2014, it signified the…

MHFA for Parents and Caregivers

…addictions challenge or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis…

Coming Soon to Philadelphia

…Regina L. Xhezo Manager of Special Projects for the CMO Community Behavioral Health (CBH)  Imagine a world where the #1 buyer of cigarettes is NOT a person with a mental illness or substance use disorder. 

March is More Than Just March Madness!

…March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)! 

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