Place of Refuge Skip Navigation Links Place of Refuge is an online resource to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians. HealthyMindsPhilly is an initiative of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS).

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST-AID TRAINING: Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of behavioral health challenges or crises. Philadelphia is one of the first in the U.S. to implement MHFA on a large scale. - certifications available: Adult Certification, Youth Certification, Public Safety Certification, Veterans Certification, and Higher Education Certification - research shows that Mental Health First Aid leads to: greater recognition of behavioral health challenges, increased confidence in one's ability to help, increased amount of help provided, decreased stigmatizing attitudes while promoting inclusion

ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING - EVALUACIONES DE SALUD MENTAL: If you feel sad, anxious or stressed, this screening tool can help you decide if you need further help.

CALENDAR: Find awareness events, screenings or trainings, post your own event to the calendar, or request event support from DBHIDS

BLOG:Thoughts and updates from the leading voices at DBHIDS, its staff and partners in the community.

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We accept all Pennsylvania HealthChoices Medicaid insurance including: HealthPartners, Keystone First, and Aetna Better Health, and others.
We also offer a sliding scale for out-of-network clients. Call for details.
The Place of Refuge is a 501(c)3 compliant non-profit organization.
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