The name of this Department has been officially changed to the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. The name change continues our fight against the stigmatization of people with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders and addictions. With the name change Rhode Island becomes one of a number of states that are removing the "R word" from their departments serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
The name change reflects our commitment to assuring access to quality services and supports for Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse issues, and chronic long term medical and psychiatric conditions; and our mission to address and erase the stigma attached to these disabilities as well as planning for the development of new services and prevention activities.
Craig Stenning, Director
Save the Date!
BHDDH, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors invite you to participate in an Integration State Dialogue event on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Sneak Preview of "The Anonymous People"
RICARES is sponsoring a sneak preview of a film about the millions of Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement.
An Invitation to a Screening of a Documentary in Progress about the History of the Joseph H. Ladd Center
Providence Journal Article Talks About the Lifespan affiliation with Gateway Healthcare that was Recently Approved by BHDDH