BHI Information Library

This website is for informational purposes concerning the Behavioral Health Initiative. If you are looking for referrals or additional information about behavioral health services, call 211. If this is an emergency, please call 911. 


Healthcare Delivery Challenges in the Community by Jonathan A. Goldner, DO FCCP FCCM, Chief Medical Executive, Medicine and Chronic Disease, Pocono Medical Center

Virtual Training

Bureau of Autism Services Virtual Training & Resource Center – The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to share an update about the progress made toward the launch of our new online training and resource platform. This new system is designed to streamline information and make it easier for ODP’s stakeholders to find what they are looking for, and to access what they need. The new platform will also be used to register for future face-to-face trainings and conferences hosted by the Bureau of Autism Services. While the new site is not yet available, the tentative date for launch is September 2016, and there are some important steps that account holders in the current training systems need to take now in preparation.  Please be advised that individual training records which are currently stored in the Virtual Training Center (VTC) are not being transitioned to the new platform. Once the new site launches, past training records – including certificates – will no longer be accessible. If you would like a record of virtual trainings that you have already completed (e.g., Behavior Specialist Licensure courses, AAW Required Trainings), you will need to log into the VTC and save and/or print a copy of each certificate you have earned, prior to the new platform going live. If you have difficulty accessing your training certificates, please email the VTC Help Desk at for assistance. Please note: When the new platform launches, all users will be required to set up a new account in order to access trainings and resources. More information about setting up an account will be provided as the actual launch date draws closer. – Erica Weller, Sr. Communications & Training Manager, Bureau of Autism Services, Office of Developmental Programs


Rural Public Psychiatry Fellowship of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic’s Rural Public Psychiatry Fellowship is designed to educate early career psychiatrists and senior residents (PGY4 or PGY5) about both organizational and clinical challenges inherent in practicing within rural regions. Click here to access webinars and more.

Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk-Tools and Practices for Consideration: An opportunity to learn recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow-up care for individuals at risk for suicide. In addition, the webinar provides an overview of tools, resources, and practices that are available to the health care field in support of these recommendations. Click here to access the replay: Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk-Tools and Practices for Consideration

Notable Articles

Cost-Effectiveness of a Collaborative Care Depression and Anxiety Treatment Program in Patients with Acute Cardiac Illness (.pdf)

Methamphetamine Psychosis: Epidemiology and Management (.pdf) 

Primary Care Bolsters Colorado’s Continued Health Success via American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis (.pdf)

INNOVATE illuminates discoveries from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis (.pdf)


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Three Wise Men Foundation – Veterans Suicide Prevention

LGBT Friendly Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers