Mental Health Services

The Division of Behavioral Healthcare Services (DBH) is comprised of two program areas: integrated Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services. The Division maintains the overall responsibility for planning, coordinating and administering a comprehensive State-wide system of mental health and substance abuse prevention intervention, treatment activities and recovery supports. Our overarching goal is to promote wellness and recovery while assuring quality treatment and prevention throughout the State. The Division of Behavioral Healthcare monitors mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery services across Rhode Island. The Director of BHDDH is empowered as both the State Mental Health Authority and the Single State Authority for Substance Abuse.