• What’s behavioral health?

    Behavioral health is the study of a person’s mental well-being.

  • What’s behavioral health?

    Behavioral health is how a person understands himself or herself.

  • What’s behavioral health?

    Behavioral health is how a person interacts and engages with the world around himself or herself.

Behavioral health issues can affect your child’s ability to learn and succeed in school.

Let’s see to it that they are happy, healthy, hopeful… INSIDE & OUT!

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About DBH
Learn about the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) and the resources it provides to DC’s families, children, youth, and adults.
Meet the Director
Learn more about Dr. Royster’s commitment to providing prevention, treatment and mental health resources to DC.
Royster’s Roster of Resources
Dr. Royster’s list of school and community mental health services for parents and youth.
The Green Hand
Video Series

Our team had a great time joining @MayorBowser on today’s Ward 7 Community Walk! We always appreciate the opportunity to hear from and share directly with residents about the behavioral health resources/services that are available in the District!

Today, we are excited to participate in the Behavioral Health Care Congress to talk about how we are using partnerships to break down barriers to access to care in DC!


#Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions in America. Over 21% of adults (42.5 million) are affected by #anxiety each year.

The demand for mental health services is stronger than ever, with nearly 6 in 10 Americans seeking or wanting to seek mental health services for themselves or for a loved one. We have to make access to care easier and more prevalent: [https://t.co/S9RMWYUEJy] #BH365

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week!
Those living with serious #mentalillness have a right to #treatment. Learn more from @DrMcCance_Katz—https://t.co/TuveaMkz0s #MIAW