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Helping those in recovery find a safe place to go

Donna “Dee Dee” Williams works with people trying to stay off drugs and maintain a sober life. Her work revolves around coordinating services, including...

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...
SHIELDED MEAL: Randi Beranbaum, founder and director of Be Collaborative Care in Providence, stands in the dining area at the center where people undergo group therapy for eating disorders. Barriers have been installed at a table so those under treatment can have in-person meals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Group treatment programs adapt to keep the dialogue going

Never again will Randi Beranbaum take for granted the simple act of weighing one of her patients. “Blind” weigh-ins – in which someone steps on...
ELIZABETH MCKENNA, left, of Pawtucket receives her COVID-19 vaccination Thursday from Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance volunteer Kristen Poshkus at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the intellectually, developmentally disabled established at Kirkbrae...

LINCOLN – While most older individuals across Rhode Island are being prioritized in receiving the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at various locations,...

BHDDH receives $130K to link into updated national suicide prevention hotline

PROVIDENCE – A $130,000 grant announced in January is to be used to help Rhode Island connect to an updated National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The...

R.I. program distributes 10K naloxone kits to community groups

PROVIDENCE – Community organizations across the state have received hundreds of naloxone kits and funding to help distribute them as part of a new...
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...

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...

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