DHW leads a collaborative behavioral healthcare system in Idaho to ensure adults with behavioral health needs have access to treatment and services.
Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling people with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of their choice while striving to achieve their full potential (SAMHSA statement on Recovery). The Department of Health and Welfare provides state-funded and operated community-based mental health care services through the Regional Behavioral Health Centers (RBHC) located throughout Idaho. Each RBHC provides mental health services through a system of care that is both community-based and consumer-guided.
Interpreter services and language assistance are available for anyone, including those with limited English speaking ability, the deaf and hard of hearing, and the blind and visually impaired.
The vision of the Division of Behavioral Health is that people receive the behavioral health services they need when they need them.
One of the most important things to remember about mental illness is people can and do recover. Recovery is cited as the “single most important goal” for the mental health service delivery system.