The DBHDS Behavioral Health Wellness Office is responsible for promoting behavioral health wellness through a comprehensive array of strategies proven to reduce substance abuse and promote mental health. Substance abuse and mental illness share some common risk and protective factors. As a result of reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors for substance abuse, not only will substance abuse prevalence consumption and related consequences be reduced, but prevention of mental illness may be impacted as well.

Recent Posts

  • Community Collaboration to address Veteran Suicide
    In Suicide Prevention
    In collaboration with the Richmond Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicide, Region IV along with the City of Richmond, Richmond Vet Center and Virginia War Memorial is hosting a FREE screening and panel discussion of the film, “Thank You For Your Service”. This film directed by Jason Hall […]
  • New data on the VASIS Dashboard!
    In General
    Two data sources have been updated with new data on the VA Social Indicator Study Dashboard! Mental Health Services (DBHDS) Behavioral Health Services (DBHDS) Additionally, we have added National Guard data as a new data source to the dashboard. To access the dashboard, use this web link: […]
    In CSB Post
  • Recommendations for Permanent Medication Drop Boxes
    In CSB Post
    Hello: We are finally moving forward with purchasing permanent drop boxes in our community. If you have purchased permanent medication lock boxes in your community will you please send me the company and contact information as soon as possible? You can give me a call at 703-792-7739 or email […]
  • Nicotine and Marijuana 2.0: Vape, JUUL and So Much More – Linda Hancock FNP
    In General
    Prince William County CS will be hosting Nicotine and Marijuana 2.0: Vape, JUUL and So Much More – presented by Linda Hancock FNP, PhD on February 13, 2019. Registrations can be found at For more […]
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