The Department of Behavioral Health provides prevention, intervention and treatment services and supports for children, youth and adults with mental and/or substance use disorders including emergency psychiatric care and community-based outpatient and residential services.
DBH serves eligible adults, children and youth and their families through a network of community based providers and unique government delivered services. It operates Saint Elizabeths Hospital—the District’s inpatient psychiatric facility.
24/7 Access HelpLine at 1-888-7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357
DC Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433