What is Mental Illness?

Mental illnesses are disorders of the brain that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, moods, and ability to relate to others. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are brain disorders that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illnesses can affect people of…

Frequently Asked Questions

Are mental illness and mental retardation related?No. Mental illness has nothing to do with a person’s intelligence. Most developmentally disabled people have no psychiatric problems; many persons diagnosed with mental illness are very intelligent.How common is mental illness?After heart disease, mental illness is the nation’s second leading cause of disability. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates…

What We Do

Health and Wellness Access to the mental health care they need is the entry point for most of our clients. Many have suffered for years without seeing…READ MORE Our Door Community Wellness Center  Please visit us at our new website for up to date information:www.ourdoor.org Our Door Community Wellness Center, in part…READ MORE Supportive Housing Green Door Behavioral…

Psychiatric Services & Support

Green Door is certified as a Core Service Agency (CSA) by the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral  Health, is a Medicaid Free Standing Mental Health Center (FSMCH), and accepts a number of commercial health insurance plans.  Treatment services fall into two broad categories:  traditional Outpatient Clinic Services and Care Management. OUTPATIENT CLINIC SERVICES Diagnostic Assessment (Intake): Care…

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery (RtR) is an intensive goals-driven day program focused on each person’s needs resulting in the individual being able to take their next steps toward living a satisfying life – outside the program and in a shorter period of time. The program provides useful information and recovery tools such as how to use…

Supportive Housing

Green Door Behavioral Health is an early proponent of the Housing First/LINK movement, which recognizes that our clients’ lives fall into place more easily when they have a safe place to call home. Other aspects of their care, from medication management and decreased substance use to education and employment, are more easily achieved when housing…

Health and Wellness

Access to the mental health care they need is the entry point for most of our clients. Many have suffered for years without seeing a doctor or receiving a proper diagnosis. Health care prevention means saved money, time and lives. Green Door Behavioral Health encourages health promotion, provides primary care, and oversees medication therapy management…