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Here is the latest information on public mental health, intellectual disability, and substance abuse services in Virginia.

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DBHDS 2017 Post-Session Legislative Information Documents (Last Updated: May 26, 2017)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2017/05/26/12/22/2017ga

DBHDS 2017 Post-Session Legislative Information Documents
DBHDS on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2016/02/06/10/38/wamu

Marion Greenfield, Director of Clinical Quality and Risk Management at DBHDS, was a guest on WAMU 88.5's The Kojo Nnamdi Show. She discussed the Commonwealth's efforts to compensate Virginians who were involuntarily sterilized under the 1924 Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act.
DBHDS TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON COMMISSIONER FERGUSON’S TRANSFORMATION TEAMS’ RECOMMENDATIONS (Last Updated: May 07, 2015)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2015/05/07/16/26/tt-town-halls

During the month of May, Commissioner Ferguson of the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Transformation Team Co-Chairs will host four town hall meetings across the state to solicit feedback from the general public on the Transformation Team recommendations to the Commissioner. The Teams are tasked with making recommendations to transform Virginia’s b...
DBHDS, The National Council for Behavioral Health, and VACSB Form Major Partnership to Improve Mental Health in Virginia (Last Updated: Oct 02, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/10/02/09/57/all-in-announcement

Today, Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB) formed a joint partnership to help improve the quality of and access to mental health services across the Commonwealth. Most noteworthy is that Virginia is now an “all in” state, which m...
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments (Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/06/03/11/10/new-dbhds-commissioner

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will grow Virginia’s economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth. Secretariat of Health and Human Resources Debra Ferguson, Ph.D., Commissioner of the Departmen...
Sale Finalized of Surplus Property at Southeastern Virginia Training Center (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/25/14/47/sevtc-sale-finalized

The sale of surplus property at the Southeastern Virginia Training Center (SEVTC) in Chesapeake has been finalized and proceeds from the sale will go into the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Trust Fund to provide community services for individuals with developmental disabilities. SEVTC is run by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). DBHD...
Four of Virginia's Public Psychiatric Hospitals Earn Top Recognition from National Accreditor (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/25/16/02/four-va-public-psychiatric-hospitals

Four of Virginia’s state-run psychiatric hospitals have been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Joint Commission recognized these four hospitals for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care. These hospitals are operated by the Virgi...
May is Mental Health Month (Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/28/09/39/may-is-mental-health-month

Dear Editor, Most people will be affected in some way by mental illness during their lifetimes. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 26 percent of Americans over age 18 will suffer from a mental disorder in a given year. Though mental illness is quite common in our society, it is widely misunderstood. Mental Health Month this May gives us an opportunity to better inform oursel...
General Assembly Passes Legislation to Change Name of DMHMRSAS (Last Updated: Mar 28, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/28/10/00/general-assembly-passes-legislation-to-change-name-of-dmhmrsas

The General Assembly has passed legislation to change the name of the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS) to the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). With the passage of SB 1117 and HB 2300, patroned by Senator Ticer and Delegate Caputo, respectively, and with signature from the Governor, the change will be effectiv...
DBHDS Employment Opportunities (Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2016/08/23/14/23/dbhds-jobs

Learn more about job opportunities with DBHDS.