• 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
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1/22/2020: DC's Hypothermia Alert is currently ACTIVATED.

❄️DC's shelters are open and free transportation to shelter is available for those seeking warmth, safety and hot meals.

👀If you see someone in need of help, please call:

☎️the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or 311

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Update: DC's Hypothermia Alert is currently ACTIVATED.

❄️DC's shelters are open and free transportation to shelter is available for those seeking warmth, safety and hot meals.

👀If you see someone in need of help, please call:

☎️the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or 311

1/20/2020: DC's Cold Weather Plan is currently ACTIVATED.

❄️DC's shelters are open and free transportation to shelter is available for those seeking warmth, safety and hot meals.

👀If you see someone in need of help, please call:

☎️the Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 or 311

I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. — Dr Martin Luther King Jr