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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

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BHDDH's Data Unit has published a data brief outlining the current landscape of behavioral health care for LGBTQIA+ individuals in Rhode Island in honor of Pride Month. 

The brief describes the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual and Two Spirit communities (LGBTQ+) unique minority stressors they face which can be detrimental to their mental health including stigma, discrimination, prejudice, victimization, homophobia, internalized homophobia, and denial of civil rights.

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.