Take Charge of Your Behavioral Health
RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, April 2019
While transition into adulthood is an exciting stage of life, it can also be one of unique challenges and this may be a particularly difficult time for those who have behavioral health challenges. These challenges can include: moving from a system overseen by DCYF or the schools to one overseen by BHDDH; moving from pediatric to adult providers; moving from one insurance coverage to another; moving from home to college; and going from being a student to joining the workforce.This guide aims to help transition aged youth in Rhode Island to understand and navigate the world of behavioral health as they transition into adulthood. In this guide, youth will learn about behavioral health, strategies for managing their behavioral health, available behavioral health services and resources, and much more! This is the English version of the guide.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.