National Council for Behavioral Health

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Our mission is to ensure all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality behavioral health care that affords every opportunity for recovery.

A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council accomplishes our mission through:

  • Advocating on Capitol Hill for policies that ensure people living with mental illness and addiction can access comprehensive health care services.
  • Leading state-of-the-science education, practice improvement, and consulting to drive integrated care and ensure services are efficient and effective.
  • Coordinating Mental Health First Aid across the U.S.
  • Offering NatCon, the annual National Council for Behavioral Health Conference featuring the best in leadership, organizational development, and excellence in mental health and addictions practice.