• 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

Friday, 12/13: DC's Hypothermia Alert remains ACTIVATED tonight.

❄️ Let's continue to assist our vulnerable neighbors experiencing homelessness.

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

☎️ 202-399-7093 or 311

📞 911 if there’s an immediate safety risk

Call 1-855-320-5433 anytime. Day or Night. For confidential support for you or your loved ones.#SuicidePrevention

This time of the year can increase stress, which can lead to flare-ups, and difficulty in managing our physical and #mentalhealth. This makes it even more important to be able to communicate our needs to others. ➡️ https://t.co/0J3E7Fd3Th (@TheMightySite) #ThursdayThoughts

🚨Hypothermia Alert🚨

Thursday, 12/12: Temperatures will drop to dangerous levels tonight.

If you see someone in need of shelter:
☎️ 202-399-7093 or 311
📞 911 for an immediate safety risk

Please check on neighbors, seniors and anyone that may need assistance.
#WinterReadyDC

Thank you @LaylaBonnot for our partnership to help all our neighbors get the services and supports they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. @ANC1A #Treatmentworks #DCValues