Behavioral Health

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What you need to know

What you need to know


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.

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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.


​​DHHS Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2022-2024​

988 is here!

988 is a national effort, organized at the state level to meet the growing need for crisis intervention and save lives.  Learn more.

Opioid Settlement Remediation Advisory Committee

Nebraska's fight against the national opioid epidemic. Learn more​.

Continuum of Care Manual

View the Continuum​ of Care Manual, which replaced the LimeBook on November 1. For all services funded by the Division of Behavioral Health on and after 11/1/2021, service delivery must meet the definitions as identified in the Continuum of Care  manual. The new Continuum of Care Manual includes updated service definitions, guidance on telehealth service provisions, and prevention information. The utilization management guidelines and billing processes have not changed.

General Documents 

JAC_Nov_17_2022_Agenda-Post.pdfJAC_Nov_17_2022_Agenda-Post11/16/2022 1:23 PM
MHBoardTraining.pdfMHBoardTraining11/4/2022 1:25 PM
Behavioral Health Resources for Schools.pdfBehavioral Health Resources for Schools10/27/2022 11:49 AM
October 3, 2022 - Meeting Minutes.pdfOctober 3, 2022 - Meeting Minutes10/27/2022 11:07 AM
Sex Offender Treatment Directory September 2022.pdfSex Offender Treatment Directory September 202210/27/2022 10:02 AM
September 12, 2022 - Meeting Minutes.pdfSeptember 12, 2022 - Meeting Minutes10/7/2022 3:21 PM
Opioid-Settlement-Meeting-Agenda.pdfOpioid-Settlement-Meeting-Agenda10/7/2022 3:21 PM
August 1, 2022 - Meeting Minutes.pdfAugust 1, 2022 - Meeting Minutes9/14/2022 10:43 AM
Nebraska Opioid Settlement Remediation Advisory Committee Bylaws.pdfNebraska Opioid Settlement Remediation Advisory Committee Bylaws9/14/2022 10:43 AM
JAC Previous Meeting Minutes 08-2021-08-2022.pdfJAC Previous Meeting Minutes 08-2021-08-20229/7/2022 11:20 AM
Joint Advisory Committee August 18, 2022 Meeting Materials.pdfJoint Advisory Committee August 18, 2022 Meeting Materials9/7/2022 10:44 AM
Nebraska_FFY2023_Combined_MHSAPTBG_App-DraftComment.pdfNebraska_FFY2023_Combined_MHSAPTBG_App-DraftComment8/26/2022 2:37 PM
JAC_Aug_18_2022_Agenda-Post.pdfJAC_Aug_18_2022_Agenda-Post8/11/2022 1:48 PM
July 11, 2022 - Meeting Minutes.pdfJuly 11, 2022 - Meeting Minutes8/2/2022 3:56 PM
CPSS FAQ.pdfCPSS FAQ7/29/2022 10:19 AM
August 1, 2022 - Meeting Agenda.pdfAugust 1, 2022 - Meeting Agenda7/29/2022 10:19 AM
June 6, 2022 - Meeting Minutes.pdfJune 6, 2022 - Meeting Minutes7/22/2022 10:23 AM
Nebraska-2022-2023-Uniform-MH-SAPT-BG-Application-RevThru07152022.pdfNebraska-2022-2023-Uniform-MH-SAPT-BG-Application-RevThru071520227/18/2022 2:34 PM
Strategic_Plan&System_Optimization_Road_Map-OpenMinds.pdfStrategic_Plan&System_Optimization_Road_Map-OpenMinds7/18/2022 1:17 PM
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988-psa-15-second-script-spanish.docx988-psa-15-second-script-spanish7/14/2022 4:35 PM
988-psa-30-second-script.docx988-psa-30-second-script7/14/2022 4:35 PM
988-psa-30-second-script-spanish.docx988-psa-30-second-script-spanish7/14/2022 4:35 PM
988-psa-60-second-script-spanish.docx988-psa-60-second-script-spanish7/14/2022 4:35 PM
988-Social-Media-1.jpg988-Social-Media-17/14/2022 4:35 PM
988-Social-Media-2.jpg988-Social-Media-27/14/2022 4:35 PM
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