Behavioral Health

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

Your Assistance is Needed - Annual SYNAR Report Public Comment

The Division of Behavioral Health is completing the Annual SYNAR Report for FFY2021 (SFY2020) and is soliciting comments on this draft. Please submit comments by Wednesday, December 30th, to DHHS.DBHTobaccoLicensing@nebraska.gov.

Advanced Mental Health Directive Documents Now Available

LB 247 (2020) established the Advanced Mental Health Directives Act allowing an individual to outline preferences and other meaningful instructions for mental health care/treatment when in crisis or loss of capacity to make their own mental health care decisions. Learn more.

Service Definitions Public Comment is Closed

The Division of Behavioral Health Public Comment periods for the behavioral health service definitions have concluded. Thank you for your feedback. The current service definitions will remain in force until new regulations are promulgated. For questions, please contact DHHS.BehavioralHealthDivision@Nebraska.gov.

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Sheri Dawson, Director

The Division of Behavioral Health's mission is to provide leadership and resources for a system of care that promotes and facilitates resilience and recovery for Nebraskans.

As the designated single state mental health and substance use authority, the Division administers, provides funding and oversight for a community-based prevention, treatment and recovery support system.  The Division is charged to plan, organize, coordinate and budget for a statewide system of care for individuals and families that need public mental health and substance use disorder services.

The Office of Consumer Affairs advocates for consumers of behavioral health services. The office has a variety of advocacy services, including Peer Support Specialist Core Curriculum and Certification.

The Division supports the Nebraska System of Care for Youth, Behavioral Health Network of Care, and the Nebraska Family Helpline.

General Documents 

10 Things.doc10 Things4/22/2020 3:36 PM
2019 PATH Application.pdf2019 PATH Application7/17/2019 10:05 AM
2020_PATH_FY20_Draft-Comment.pdf2020_PATH_FY20_Draft-Comment5/21/2020 3:01 PM
Advanced Mental Health Directive FAQ.pdfAdvanced Mental Health Directive FAQ11/17/2020 1:18 PM
Annual Report - 2018.pdfAnnual Report - 201810/1/2020 10:54 AM
Application for Peoples Council.pdfApplication for Peoples Council2/21/2020 10:31 AM
Best Practices in Employer Recruitment PowerPoint.pdfBest Practices in Employer Recruitment PowerPoint4/22/2020 3:37 PM
Certified Peer Support Specialist Code of Ethics.pdfCertified Peer Support Specialist Code of Ethics10/1/2020 10:54 AM
CPSS FAQ.pdfCPSS FAQ3/3/2020 2:55 PM
FFY 2020 Nebraska Annual Synar Report.pdfFFY 2020 Nebraska Annual Synar Report10/1/2020 10:54 AM
Healthcare Wallet Cards.pdfHealthcare Wallet Cards11/17/2020 1:18 PM
IPS Career Profile Form 2017.docxIPS Career Profile Form 20174/22/2020 3:37 PM
LimeBook-Substance-Use-Disorder-Services.pdfLimeBook-Substance-Use-Disorder-Services6/30/2020 10:56 AM
MHBoardTraining.pdfMHBoardTraining9/22/2020 1:30 PM
MobileCrisisResponse.pdfMobileCrisisResponse10/27/2020 2:50 PM
Motivational Interviewing for Employment Issues PowerPoint.pdfMotivational Interviewing for Employment Issues PowerPoint10/27/2020 2:50 PM
NE Uniform FY2020-2021 MH-SA Block Grant App.pdfNE Uniform FY2020-2021 MH-SA Block Grant App9/5/2019 12:55 PM
Needs Assessment - 2016.pdfNeeds Assessment - 201610/27/2020 2:50 PM
NPIRS-UserManual.pdfNPIRS-UserManual10/28/2020 1:29 PM
PAC Minutes February 19, 2020.pdfPAC Minutes February 19, 20209/22/2020 1:34 PM
Peoples Council Charter.pdfPeoples Council Charter10/28/2020 1:29 PM
Prevention Directory.pdfPrevention Directory9/23/2020 9:24 AM
Resources for Schools.pdfResources for Schools6/16/2020 12:48 PM
Service Definitions (LimeBook).pdfService Definitions (LimeBook)1/25/2021 2:27 PM
Strategic Plan 2017-2020.pdfStrategic Plan 2017-20203/25/2019 4:15 PM