DBHIDS in the News

FULL LIST: National Depression Screening Day Is Today

CBS 3 Philadelphia   -   October 5, 2017

By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thursday is National Depression Screening Day, a free opportunity for people to be checked for a mental health issue that millions struggle with. Shaiheed Days, 28, has struggled with depression since he was a little boy. “Sadness, you feel stuck. You feel unrelatable. You feel yucky,” said Days. He was […]

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Philly Participates in Depression Screening Day

NBC 10 Philadelphia   -   October 5, 2017

By Erin Coleman NBC10’s Erin Coleman speaks with Dana Careless, the director of health promotion at Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services, to talk about the signs of depression and where you can go for a free, anonymous screening. Find a location for National Depression Screening Day events.

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Facebook Live: Coping With Current Events

6ABC Action News   -   October 4, 2017

Action News Health Reporter Ali Gorman, R.N. is talking live with Dana Careless of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and behavioral therapist Dr. Steven Rosenberg about stress, fear, and coping with tragic recent events. Please join the conversation by sending in your questions now.

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Five Things to Remember When Talking With Your Family After Tragedy

NBC 10 Philadelphia   -   October 3, 2017

By Colleen Knudsen Feeling overwhelmed, powerless or even angry as you watch news of another mass shooting, this one in Las Vegas? Those feelings are normal, even for people who don’t have ties to Nevada or anyone there, said a local counselor Monday morning. But there are ways to handle those emotional reactions. NBC10’s Tracy […]

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Philly Offers Free Training on Use of Narcan

WPVI-6 Action News   -   September 20, 2017 - Narcan

By Alicia Vitarelli PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Officials call it nothing short of a lifesaver, and Wednesday city officials offered anyone who lives in Philadelphia free training on how to use Narcan. Narcan is the brand name of the drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Overdoses are skyrocketing and officials want everyone […]

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Fighting the War Against Opioid Addiction with Narcan

Fox 29   -   September 20, 2017 - Narcan

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WTXF) – As the country continues to grapple with the opioid epidemic, many view overdose reversal medication as an essential tool to fight back. Some counselors, like Rick Tull of Philadelphia’s Office of Behavioral Health, believe making these drugs more accessible deserves consideration. “With all the people who passed, including the three people […]

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Thousands Expected for 17th Annual Recovery Walk in Philadelphia

September 19, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With the opioid epidemic expected to claim more than a thousand lives in Philadelphia, this year, nearly 30,000 people are expected to gather at Penn’s Landing, on Saturday, to show there is hope for addicts in the 17th annual “Recovery Walk.” Raquel will be walking, though it seemed unlikely until 13-months-ago. “Alcohol, […]

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International Mental Health Group Visiting Philadelphia for Pointers

WHYY NewsWorks   -   September 13, 2017

By Tom MacDonald International mental health experts are in Philadelphia this week to learn from the city’s approach to handling behavioral health issues. David Jones, Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Behavioral Health says the international group referred to as I-Circle , the International Urban Regional Collaborative will offer an exchange of ideas. “We really are going to […]

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Philly’s New Head of Behavioral Health: We Want to Help Improve Grad Rates

The Philadelphia Public School Notebook   -   September 8, 2017

by Paul Jablow David Jones, the new head of the city’s behavioral health system, has a two-word description of what will be at the top of his personal report card in evaluating his work with the city’s public schools: “Graduation rates.” Jones, named in July as commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual […]

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Behavioral Health Commissioner Discusses Mental Health Challenges

Philadelphia Tribune   -   August 29, 2017

Ayana Jones Tribune Staff Writer David T. Jones brings his passion for serving others to his new post as commissioner of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. Jones is a behavioral health administrator with more than 25 years of management experience. He is charged with leading a $1 billion agency that serves […]

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