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.
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.