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

  • September Community Forum on Gambling and Gaming recording posted on
    In General
    Thank you to all those who were able to join the September Community Forum yesterday on Gaming and Gambling!  There was lots of great questions and information shared.  For those who weren’t able to join, or those who want to revisit the material, the recording and slides are posted in the […]
  • Register Now! Prevention Ethics Sept 20 – Oct 1
    In Conference/Training
    A few spots have opened up for the September 20th to October 1st course. Registration will be open until end of day or until the registration is full.   *If you click on the registration link and it does not work that means the course has filled up.   As substance misuse prevention […]
  • September 2021 OMNI TA Newsletter
    In General
    Greetings CSBs happy September! The September 2021 issue of the OMNI TA Newsletter was emailed this week. If you would prefer to view the newsletter online, you may click here.  Here is a link to the PDF in this portal, too. A copy is also saved in the TA Resources folder in If you know […]
  • 2019 Benefits Data Now Available on VASIS Dashboard!
    In General
    OMNI has updated a new Benefits Tab on the VASIS Dashboard. You can now access 2019 Benefits data HERE! The tab includes the following county-level data: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Child Care Subsidy Medicaid All Benefits: an […]
  • Funding Opportunity: Promising Youth Opportunities JJDP Title II Grant
    In Gail Taylor Desk
    FY 2022 Promising Youth Opportunities The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is making federal funds available for planning and implementation of programs which are evidence-based (research and data-driven) and able to be sustained following completion of the grant funding and […]


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