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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.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month!

We recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month each October to commemorate the many contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. The theme for NDEAM 2022, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” recognizes the important role people with disabilities play in a diverse and inclusive American workforce.


988 Suicide Prevention Hotline

Call 988 if you are having thoughts of suicide or in crisis.  988 is free, available 24/7, and confidential.