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The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) works to guarantee high-quality, safe and accessible health care services through an integrated healthcare landscape in which all Rhode Islanders will thrive.

Division of Developmental Disabilities

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In Rhode Island, BHDDH's Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is responsible for planning, funding and overseeing a community system of services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities. We believe that all Rhode Islanders deserve to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our work supports statewide efforts to expand opportunity and provide high-quality services for all Rhode Islanders. 

You should find all the information you need about our services, initiatives, or access to our newsletters at our Developmental Disabilities section

Should you have additional questions, please call our main phone line at (401) 462-3421 and one of our staff members will help you..



Hospital News

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Eleanor Slater and the RI Psychiatric Hospitals are Hiring

The RI State Psychiatric Hospital in Cranston and Eleanor Slater Hospital (Cranston and Pascoag campuses) are hiring Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), and Institution Attendants. Cook's Helpers are needed in Pascoag (training provided). 

As a state employee, you will receive a competitive pay, health benefits, personal/vacation/sick time, and much more. We hope you will consider joining our team!


Division of Behavioral Health

Final Drug Take Back Totals

Congratulations to the RI Regional Coalitions, law enforcement, and the hundreds of volunteers for their work to ensure a successful Drug Take Back Day! More than 4,000 pounds of expired medications was collected, helping us keep our households safe. Thank you to all involved for a job well done!

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the vital role of mental health in our overall well-being. It is also important in raising awareness to ensure individuals in need receive proper treatment. Established in 1949, this observance has never been more relevant than it is today. Mental Health Awareness Month educates and informs the public about mental illness, promotes the understanding of research and treatment options, and combats the stigma associated with mental health issues. Each May there is a collective effort to promote understanding, support, and access to resources for all individuals impacted by mental health challenges.


988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call or text 988 if you are in crisis and/or having thoughts of suicide. 988 has trained counselors available 24/7. It is confidential and free of charge.