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Pennhurst and the national disAbility Rights Movement

Presenter: Jim Conroy, Pennhurst Memorial & Preservation Learn about the story of the institution named Pennhurst, how it closed, and how that made Philadelphia a pioneer in the national disAbility Rights movement. Efforts are underway toward creating a national museum about this, the least well known of the great civil rights movements. Join Zoom Meeting […]

world Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Join DBHIDS and partners across the city in wearing purple to recognize world Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. Suicide continues among the leading cause of death nationally and impacts the lives of countless americans. Preventing suicide is possible, and world Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day that establishes a worldwide commitment to prevent […]

Philly Participates in Depression Screening Day

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.

world Health Day 2017 : Depression Let’s Talk

In recognition of world Health Day 2017 and the theme Depression: Let’s Talk, join us on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 as Carol Bangura, DrPH(c), Research Fellow in the Immigrant Affairs and Language Access Services Unit, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Affairs leads the first conversation series on Depression and Women […]

Taking a Closer Look: Situating Philadelphia’s EBP Work within the national Landscape

Please join us for another installment in the EPIC Seminar Series. Experts in dissemination and implementation science from the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research (CMHPSR) will present on the national movement for evidence-based practice in behavioral health care, efforts underway in other cities and states, and how Philadelphia's work […]

national Depression Screening Day

Get a checkup from the neck up. Join us for national Depression Screening Day with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, as we shatter stigma, offer resources, and connect people to services. For more information, contact Fayetta McMillion-Jones at 215-685-5594 or

national Association of Case Management Philadelphia 2019 Conference

The national Association of Case Management’s Annual Conferences offer a high-powered mix of diverse educational sessions, leading industry experts, and valuable networking opportunities! This annual gathering allows case managers, service coordinators, program managers, and supervisors to come away empowered with knowledge and information to help them put best practices into place in their organizations. In […]

DBHIDS Celebrates national Depression Screening Day!

Save the date as DBHIDS enters its 6th year celebrating national Depression Screening Day! Please join us at La Colombe from 9-12 and Jefferson Station from 1-4. This year, we are incorporting physical health with behavioral health and will have resources related to general wellness, exercise, Veteran Affairs, and free behavioral health screenings conducted by DBHIDS […]

A Day with the national Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

Spend the day with the national Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NDASP). Competency + Ethics = Outcomes: Creating a Culture of Competency The NADSP Code of Ethics Encounter Direct Support Professionals and Informed Decision Making Provider agencies are strongly encouraged to send DSPs, middle management staff and front line supervisors to this highly interactive and […]

Finding Peace and Wellness in a Covid world: Women of color, Immigrants rights, and work safety

Maintaining a sense of wellness and peace during this time of COVID can be challenging and overwhelming. In this interactive program, participants will have the opportunity to try mindfulness, to hear information about safety in the workplace, immigrants’ rights, and issues related to women of color. Participants will also be invited to explore opportunities for […]