About Adult Behavioral Health

DHW leads a collaborative behavioral healthcare system in Idaho to ensure adults with behavioral health needs have access to treatment and services.

Adult Behavioral Health overview

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) throughout Idaho. Each RBHC provides mental health services through a system of care that is 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. 

Adult Mental Health Participant Survey - FY24

Take a moment to answer a few questions about the services you have received from us during the last six months. Your answers are confidential and will have no influence on the services you receive.

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External resources
The Empower Idaho office serves as a voice and resource hub for individuals living with behavioral health concerns, family members, professionals, and providers.
External resources
1. Self-direction
2. Individualized and person-centered
3. Empowerment

Behavioral health newsletters

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Review quarterly Behavioral Health newsletters discussing topics related to mental health and substance use disorders spanning between 2013 and 2020.