Welcome to the Healthy Minds Philly Initiative!
How are you feeling today? Having a healthy mind is just as important as having a healthy body. Our health is influenced by many factors including the social and physical environment, stress, availability of support, and experiences of trauma. Additional factors include access to quality health care, educational and employment opportunities.
Did you know:
- You are more likely to encounter a person in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Behavioral Health challenges are more common than heart disease and cancer combined.
- Approximately 25% (1 in 4) of adults and 20% (1 in 5) of children experience a mental health disorder.
- Approximately 1 in 10 persons experience an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem.
- Fewer than 1 out of 3 adults and 1 out of 2 children with a diagnosable mental disorder receive mental health services in a given year.
We all have a role in improving our own well-being as well as supporting the well-being of our family, friends, co-workers and our community.
The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) offers exciting initiatives that you can participate in to improve everyone’s mental health and well-being.
Mental Health First Aid teaches community members and city partners, including public safety, the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises.
For more information, contact Jennifer A. Sears: email@example.com.
Anonymous and free screenings are available to the citizens of Philadelphia.
Easy to take and available 24/7, the screenings address depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, alcohol use disorders, and eating disorders.
For more information, contact Samantha Matlin, Ph.D.: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dana Careless, LPC: email@example.com.