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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,...

R.I. accidental overdose deaths decline for third straight year in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Accidental overdose deaths in Rhode Island totaled 308 in 2019, marking the state’s third consecutive year of declines in such deaths, the...

Former BHDDH director Boss takes on new role at CODAC

PROVIDENCE – Rebecca Boss, who earned national recognition during her tenure as head of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals,...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...
REBECCA BOSS, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals will depart her role at the end of the year. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS

Boss to depart BHDDH at end of year

PROVIDENCE – Rebecca Boss, director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, will leave the job at the end of...

Power to lead Governor’s Council on Behavioral Health

A. KATHRYN POWER was recently named the chairwoman of the Governor’s Council on Behavioral Health. Power was an administrator for the Substance Abuse and...

New app teaches teens about opioid risks, emotional wellness

PROVIDENCE – State officials are targeting teenagers through a new app designed to inform young people about risky substance use, including opioids, and the...

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