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DBH Operations, Information, and Resources During COVID-19

DBH Operations, Information, and Resources During COVID-19

The Department of Behavioral Health offers a range of support during the COVID-19 pandemic, including self-care tips, a 24-hour Mental Health Hotline and telehealth services to build resiliency and maintain recovery.

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Child, Youth and Family Services

Mental wellness starts at birth. One in five children may have a mental health disorder. Children affected by trauma are at greater risk for drug or alcohol use. Through early intervention and proper treatment, every child can thrive.

Community Response Team

Community Response Team

The DBH Community Response Team (CRT), is a 24-7 multidisciplinary direct service team that expands our community based direct service efforts—including homeless outreach, mobile crisis, and pre-arrest diversion.

Treatment Services

Substance Use Disorder Assessment and Referral Sites

Assessment and Referral sites provide same day assessment and referral for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders.


LIVE.LONG.DC is a one-stop hub for Washington, DC’s combined efforts for ending the city’s opioid epidemic. How are we combating opioids in Washington, DC? Read the strategic plan to reduce opioid use, misuse and related deaths.

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Featured Services

Children and Youth Behavioral Health Services DBH offers prevention, early identification and…

Emergency psychiatric services available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.

Call 1(888)7WE-HELP to get connected to our services.

Providers offer a range of behavioral health services that will fit your needs.

Millions of lives are transformed through recovery. Treatment works. Recovery is possible.

Individuals must lead their own recovery and peer support plays a vital role.

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How to Get Help


Apr 12 2011

Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request

Testimony of Stephen T. Baron, Director, Department of Mental Health on the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget…


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