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.
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
- 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 »
- 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 »
- 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 »
- July is Minority Mental Health Awareness month. You might wonder: why the distinction, if mental health doesn’t discriminate across race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation? Consider this: while the number of people experiencing mental illness may be the same across demographic groupings, people’s access to care and quality of treatment for mental illness varies greatly. […]Read More »
- PHILADELPHIA – Starting today and throughout the holiday season, the city’s behavioral health department will be calling on Philadelphians to take a quick online pledge to “check in” on family and friends who are suffering from the holiday blues for reasons that range from losing a loved one to losing a job. Anyone can take […]Read More »