Prevention & HealthPromotion For Life
The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions strive to create a community that encourages healthy lifestyle choices and a deeper understanding of the complexities of mental health and substance use.
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Burrillville • Central Falls Cumberland • Lincoln
North Smithfield • Pawtucket Woonsocket
Charlestown • Hopkinton Narragansett • New Shoreham North Kingstown • Richmond
South Kingstown • Westerly
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Who We Are
We are a coalition of dedicated members and partners working together to provide substance use prevention strategies, mental health resources, and advocate for policies that support healthy and safe communities. We are youth, parents, elected officials, health care providers, faith leaders, local businesses, law enforcement, educational leaders, youth serving organizations and treatment providers.
We are YOU!
Our vision is to promote a healthier community for all by developing a substance use and mental health prevention system that fills gaps in services, prioritizes resources and encourages healthy choices.
Why Prevention Matters:
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, prevention helps people develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to make good choices or change harmful behaviors. Prevention reduces the risk of behavioral health issues and the likelihood of substance abuse. The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions is a unified group dedicated to educating parents, children, and the entire community about evidence-based prevention skills and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.
In 2020, the U.S. had one death by suicide every 11 minutes. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people aged 10-34 years. As a result, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. SAMHSA sees 988 as a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America. Want to learn more? Click here.
BH Link is a statewide, confidential, one-stop, call-in, triage, treatment, and referral center for adults, 18 and older, who are experiencing a mental health or behavioral health crisis.
Located at: 975 Waterman Avenue in East Providence, RIPTA Bus Route 34.
Call any day, anytime:
Kids’ Link RI™ is a behavioral health triage service and referral network. A program offered in collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital, Kids’ Link RI is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help triage children and youth in need of mental health services and refer them to treatment providers. The free, confidential phone line, 1-855-543-5465, connects parents and caregivers to an experienced clinician that can help them access children’s services in Rhode Island, and determine the best place to go for treatment and counseling.
The Rhode Island Prevention Coalition is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals. BHDDH guarantees high-quality, safe and accessible health care services for all individuals with differing intellectual/developmental abilities, mental health or substance use disorders, or who are in the care of facilities administered by BHDDH through an integrated healthcare landscape, in which all Rhode Islanders will thrive. For more information, click the link below to view https://bhddh.ri.gov/.