DBHIDS in the News

Preventing Suicide: Breaking the Silence Digital Documentary

NBC 10 Philadelphia   -   June 7, 2017

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY Suicide is considered a whispered word. But those who have attempted it — and their friends and relatives — are sharing their stories to heal and help others in crisis. Watch our full-length special report. This digital documentary is one of many video, written and interactive pieces that we have put together […]

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RHD Hosts Mayor’s Task Force to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Resources for Human Development   -   January 25, 2017

RHD hosted the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic for a community listening session. Concerned citizens joined us to help create a plan to address the heroin and opioid epidemic in Philadelphia. RHD has been a leader in fighting opioid addiction since 1972, and specializes in creating and providing trauma-informed, person-centered services that […]

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Arthur C. Evans Jr. Named CEO of American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association   -   January 18, 2017

Former Philadelphia commissioner brings vision to move APA forward WASHINGTON — Psychologist Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, has been named chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association, the APA Board of Directors announced today. Evans assumes the post effective March 20. “Dr. Evans will take the helm of the American Psychological Association at a […]

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Events Probe King’s Meaning

Philadelphia Public Record   -   January 13, 2017

by Denise Clay The City of Philadelphia is home to one of the largest Day of Service projects dedicated to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But when you’re done painting, building playgrounds, registering people to vote, feeding families in need or reading to children, there are other activities designed to […]

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Philadelphia Leaders, Pedro Ramos and Dr. Arthur C. Evans to Receive Drum Major Honors During Annual Dr. King Awards and Benefit Luncheon

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun   -   January 13, 2017

The Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. (King Association) is proud to announce that The Philadelphia Foundation, where Pedro Ramos is President and CEO, and Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) will be among the 2017 Drum Major Honorees for the association’s […]

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DN Editorial: Welcome Steps Toward Ending Opioid Crisis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Daily News   -   January 12, 2017 - Opioid Task Force

IT’S TEMPTING to cite that overused term “perfect storm” in describing the crisis of opioid addiction, which in Philadelphia alone took the lives of about 900 people in 2016. Maybe a more accurate term would be “perfect tsunami.” This tsunami, though, is caused not by a single underwater earthquake or explosion, but a complex interaction […]

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Fatal Drug Overdoses in Philly Surged to 900 in 2016

Philadelphia Inquirer   -   January 12, 2017 - Opioid Task Force

By Sam Wood Drug overdose deaths in Philadelphia surged to 900 last year — nearly a 30 percent increase in a single year — as the nation continued to grapple with an epidemic of opioid use and abuse. City health officials announced the numbers Wednesday as Mayor Kenney convened a 16-member task force of health […]

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Kenney Launches Task Force to Fight Opioid Crisis in Philadelphia

6 ABC Action News   -   January 12, 2017 - Opioid Task Force

By Ali Gorman, R.N. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Mayor Jim Kenney launched his plan Wednesday to fight the opioid crisis in Philadelphia. He’s calling on some of the top experts in the city to come up with a local solution to a nationwide problem. The city projects more than 800 people died due to drug overdose […]

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Philadelphia Task Force Launched to Fight Against Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

iTech Post   -   January 12, 2017 - Opioid Task Force

By Ayin Badz Mayor Jim Kenney launched his plan Wednesday created a Philadelphia task force to fight opioid epidemic. He is calling all the top experts to come up with a solution to the crisis. This action was brought about by the 800 people who died in drug overdose in 2016. Where 80 percent is […]

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City Launches Task Force to Curb Opioid Crisis

Philadelphia Weekly   -   January 12, 2017 - Opioid Task Force

By Max Marin Jose Benitez was a quiet, understated presence in the conference room. Public health officials kept mentioning him by name, or at least his employer’s name. Prevention Point, the multi-service nonprofit for drugs addicts that Benitez directs in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, has been on the frontlines of the drug war for years. The […]

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