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Healthy Minds Philly®

Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises.

If you feel sad, anxious or stressed, this screening tool can help you decide if you need further help.

Find awareness events, screenings or trainings, post your own event to the calendar, or request event support from DBHIDS.

Thoughts from our community.

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.

About Healthy Minds Philly

HealthyMindsPhilly.org is an online tool and resource to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians. The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has combined its behavioral health care and intellectual disability services into one complete system as part of its public health strategy and approach.


Thoughts from our community Commissioner’s Notes

  • Diabetes and Mental Health

    November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country bring attention to the impact diabetes has on Americans – including the relationship between diabetes and depression. A day in the life Living with diabetes requires daily physical and emotional demands. The idea that diabetes can be managed simply by eating healthier and […]Read More »

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  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    This and every October, Philadelphia recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can affect anyone — regardless of your class, race, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. In the United States, an average of 20 people experience intimate partner physical violence every minute, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This equates to […]Read More »

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  • Incarceration to Healing, Addiction to Recovery

    I am a person in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. For many years, I carried a good deal of anger and resentment so, instead of addressing my issues, I turned to using drugs. Unlike many others, my addiction began in prison. It happened at one of the lowest times in my life, […]Read More »

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Demystifying the Myth

    Growing up in Nigeria, a sub- Sahara Africa country, I grew up with different myths and ideas of what a disability is and how people with disabilities should be treated.  I knew they should not be isolated, segregated and not allowed to participate in normal life events. Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, live a […]Read More »

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  • Mental Health at Work

    Studies show that 1 in 5 employees have a mental health disorder, the most common being depression and anxiety. Because people often hide their problems at work, many of those who suffer never get the support and treatment that could significantly improve quality of life and job performance. To address this problem, it’s helpful to […]Read More »

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