Mental Health

Data Brief: Youth and Young Adult Marijuana Use In Rhode Island

BHDDH, September 2023 Although now legal in Rhode Island, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the U.S., particularly among youth (aged 12-17) and young adults (aged 18-25). While cannabis can have a variety of health benefits when medically used,...

SAMHSA Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Webpage

SAMHSA, September 2023 September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Visit SAMHSA's Suicide and Suicidal Behavior Webpage to learn how to recognize the warning signs when someone’s at risk and what action steps you can take. To access this webpage, click here.

Pride Month Symposium: Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ+ Youth

National Institute of Mental Health's Intramural Research Program, June 2023 In celebration of Pride Month in June, the National Institute of Mental Health's Intramural Research Program (IRP) Office of the Scientific Director hosted an interactive hybrid symposium and...

2022 LGBTQ+ RI Student Survey (RISS) Data Brief

BHDDH, June 2023 The Rhode Island Student Survey (RISS) is a survey of middle and high school students throughout Rhode Island that examines risk and prevalence of youth substance use, mental health, bullying and violence, and school performance. The results of this...

SAMHSA Report on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Behavioral Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), June 2023 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new data report, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Behavioral Health: Results from the 2021 and 2022 National...

2022 Rhode Island Student Survey (RISS) – Region 7 Report

BHDDH, RIDOH, and RIDE, June 2023 The Rhode Island Student Survey (RISS) is a collaboration among the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (RI BHDDH), the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), and the Rhode...