• 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

.@MayorBowser says we know residents with behavioral health needs live healthy, successful lives all across our City but sometimes people need extra support. Call 1-888-7WE-HELP (1-888-793-4357) to talk with a mental health specialist about how we can support you/your loved one.

Community Response Teams conduct on-the-spot assessment & referral to services; respond to psychiatric emergencies; administer lifesaving Naloxone to reverse opioid overdose, and work with communities to build awareness, promote wellness. Call (202) 673-6495 anytime. #all8wards

.@MayorBowser is making sure mental health care is available to all residents at home, in public schools and in the community on #WorldMentalHealthDay and every day.

The overdose-reversing drug, Naloxone, is now available in all eight wards of D.C. for free. It's FDA-approved, works within minutes, requires no assembly, contains pre-measured dose, and is easy to use. For more information: https://t.co/LkNdVK5r8B

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We are here 24/7 for mental health care. Call 1-888-7WE-HELP (1-888-793-4357) to talk with a mental health specialist about services that fit you and your family.