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BHDDH website tracks mental health providers, open beds

PROVIDENCE – A new website is helping Rhode Islanders in need of inpatient mental health or substance use treatment search for help that is...

New survey shows Rhode Islanders recognize gravity of mental health, substance...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders on the whole take mental health issues seriously, a new survey indicates. The survey, paid for by the R.I. Department of...
REMODELING: Kathryn Power, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, says a reorganization proposal for Eleanor Slater Hospital will provide its patients with the appropriate care.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Questions raised over plans to restructure Eleanor Slater Hospital

The complicated finances and history of the state-run Eleanor Slater Hospital may take another turn. The network of four satellite hospital buildings, which care for...
KATHRYN POWER, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & HOSPITALS

Five Questions With: Kathryn Power

Kathryn Power is the director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals. She discusses rising COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island...
OVER THE FIRST seven months of 2020, there has been a sharp increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island, according to new data from the R.I. Department of Health's Office of the State Medical Examiner. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV

Fatal overdoses in Rhode Island projected to hit record high this...

PROVIDENCE – Over the first seven months of 2020, there has been a sharp increase in accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island, according...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health said that provisional data shows that accidental overdoses in the state rose roughly 22% year over year in the first quarter of 2020.

Accidental overdose deaths rise in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Accidental overdose deaths have risen by roughly 22% year over year in the first quarter, according to provisional data released by the...

R.I. leads nation in percentage of suicide hotline calls answered in-state

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s response rate for answering calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hit 99% during the first quarter of 2020, a...

BHDDH names Jennifer White interim CEO at Eleanor Slater Hospital

CRANSTON – The newly appointed interim CEO of Eleanor Slater Hospital is taking on the role as the R.I. Department of Behavioral Health, Hospitals...

RIDOH, BHDDH partner on new Buprenorphine Hotline

CRANSTON – Launched this month, a new state hotline is helping people with opioid addiction, or who are suffering from opioid withdrawal, find help...
THE BHDDH has received $2 million in federal funding to address substance use disorders and serious mental health illnesses in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

R.I. receives $2M for substance use disorder, mental illness treatment during...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $2 million in federal funds to expand access to treatment for substance use disorders and serious mental illnesses,...

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