National Council for Behavioral Health

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The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 2 million Americans have been trained.

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.

Transparency and Accountability

In an effort to provide transparency, The National Council is committed to sharing several important resources.


Looking back, 2018 was a year of impact and influence. We strengthened communities, moved the needle on critical policy issues and enabled providers to effect positive change. And we did it all with leadership from our board of directors, support from our membership and contributions from our partners.

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Carrying the NatCon19 Momentum Forward

Thank you for joining us in Nashville, Tennessee, for health care’s largest behavioral health conference. Together, we heard from renowned thought leaders, celebrated our impact and set in motion another 50 years of excellence in behavioral health.

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