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.
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.
View the Continuum of Care Manual, which will replace 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.