Did you know that the DBHIDS Study Tour initiative has been in effect since summer 2008? DBHIDS has welcomed visitors from across the country and around the globe, including (but not limited to) China, Iraq, South Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, England, and Australia, to learn about its system-transformation efforts.
DBHIDS study tours offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about Philadelphia’s efforts in transforming its behavioral health and intellectual disability system around the principles of recovery and resilience.
Customized to reflect the educational interests of the individual or group, each study tour invites visitors to explore our various programs and initiatives, including public health approaches, peer support services, evidence-based practices, pay for performance, trauma-informed care, faith and spiritual affairs, crisis intervention/acute services, community integrated recovery centers, addiction services and recovery support, as well as permanent supportive housing and more.
Study tours provide opportunities for visitors and DBHIDS stakeholders to participate in an exchange of ideas, providing convenience in sharing experiences and lessons learned and building long-lasting partnerships.
DBHIDS is dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors and healthy communities through education and awareness building strategies. DBHIDS has developed a variety of comprehensive and easily accessible online resources and trainings to strengthen awareness of behavioral health tools, services and support available for individuals and families.
A virtual resource designed to provide awareness and education on behavioral health issues and to offer helpful information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Healthy Minds Philly is home to:
Behavioral Health Screenings: Quick, free and anonymous online screenings to learn whether you or someone you care about might be experiencing symptoms of behavioral health disorder.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA): A public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises. First Aid is given until appropriate supports are received.
National Depression Screening Day: You keep tabs on your blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol. Why not your emotional well-being? We all could use a check-up from the neck up! That’s why we bring mental health screenings to the community.
Mind Your Holidays: As the holidays approach, we know that it could be a difficult time for some people. From the loss of a loved one to the loss of a job, celebrating the beauty of the holidays might not be as easy for some as it is for others.
Designed to support DBHIDS and other human services systems by planning, coordinating, and providing quality learning experiences in Behavioral Health for the entire system, including individuals and their family members, DBHIDS staff members and staff of other service provider organizations.