About Us: Overview
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s behavioral health organizations. Together with our 1,950 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 8 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and inclusion in all aspects of community life.
The National Council advocates for policies that ensure that people who are ill can access comprehensive healthcare services. We also offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective.
The National Council coordinates the Mental Health First Aid program across the USA and operates the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions to provide nationwide technical assistance in integrating primary and behavioral health.
To locate mental health, behavioral health, and addictions treatment organizations in your community, use the Find a Provider dropdown on the right side of this page.