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The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,500 member organizations, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The organization is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The National Council, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health pioneered Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has trained 450,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities.

A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s mission is to advance our members’ ability
to deliver integrated health care.

National Council Conference
Conference 365

  National Council Conference #NatCon16 The National Council Conference is health care’s behavioral health conference. Each spring, executives, board members, thought leaders, and behavioral health professionals from the nation’s health, mental health, and addiction care organizations come together for this can’t miss event that features the latest innovations, science and business and clinical best practices. […]

2013 Annual Report
Annual Report

Get the highlights from our year and what kind of impact we've made with and for our members including Mental Health First Aid, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, and grassroots advocacy.

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