The National Council’s membership consists primarily of healthcare organizations offering critical mental health and addiction treatment services to 8 million adults, children, and families in communities across the country. We have 1,950 members.
Types of Members
Community Mental Health and Addictions Organizations
The majority of National Council members are community mental health and addiction service providers and related organizations. Find a provider in your state.
State & Regional Associations
The National Council membership includes statewide and regional associations that represent providers’ interests at the state and local level and that work closely with us on public policy advocacy and practice improvement initiatives. See a list of our member associations.
Affiliate members are organizations who may not directly provide mental health and addictions related health care services but work closely with the behavioral healthcare industry. Affiliate members support the mission of the National Council and are committed to serving the needs of individuals living with mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn more about our affiliate members.
About Our Members
Operating successfully in highly fragmented and complex health and human service environments, National Council members — community behavioral healthcare providers — are integral to the health of the communities they serve.
National Council members reach out to those with special needs, including older adults, refugees, individuals with HIV/AIDS, veterans, the homeless, children in foster care, and individuals in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems — providing community mental health services such as
- Psychiatric crisis services, inpatient hospitalization, outpatient medication and psychotherapy, case management and assertive community treatment, and treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders.
- Programs for the prevention of addictions, violence, and suicide; community education; early intervention; and jail diversion and prison re-entry initiatives.
- Addiction disorder treatment programs, including detoxification, residential, and intensive outpatient.
- Rehabilitation and educational interventions, including supported work and housing, illness self-management, and family psychoeducation.
- Specialized community mental health services for children, including therapeutic foster care, multi-systemic therapy, functional family therapy, and mentoring and respite services.
National Council member organizations deliver billions of dollars every year in services — financed by federal, state, and local grants and contracts; Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance; self-payers; and individual and corporate charitable contributions. These community mental health organizations have annual budgets ranging from several million dollars to in excess of $250 million.
Members are critical economic engines within their communities. Together, member organizations employ approximately 250,000 staff, including administrators, clinical professionals, para-professionals, peer counselors, and support staff.