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.

988 is coming in July 2022

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

Continuum of Care Manual

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.

General Documents 

01_JAC_January_29_2021_Agenda-Post.pdf01_JAC_January_29_2021_Agenda-Post1/28/2021 9:03 AM
2017-2020 St.Plan FINAL REPORT.pdf2017-2020 St.Plan FINAL REPORT5/12/2021 2:25 PM
2020 DBH Consumer Survey Report.pdf2020 DBH Consumer Survey Report4/6/2021 1:20 PM
2020_PATH_Grant_App-062420.pdf2020_PATH_Grant_App-0624204/20/2021 12:03 PM
988 Planning Grant Progress 081221.pdf988 Planning Grant Progress 0812218/13/2021 10:37 AM
988-Call-Center-Cost-Considerations.pdf988-Call-Center-Cost-Considerations8/18/2021 1:26 PM
988-Desired-Outcomes-Metrics.pdf988-Desired-Outcomes-Metrics8/18/2021 1:26 PM
988-Overview.pdf988-Overview8/18/2021 1:26 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
Continuum-of-Care-Manual.pdfContinuum-of-Care-Manual9/24/2021 10:19 AM
CPSS FAQ.pdfCPSS FAQ3/3/2020 2:55 PM
DBH-FY20-Annual-Report-Infographic.pdfDBH-FY20-Annual-Report-Infographic4/26/2021 12:50 PM
DHHS_DBH_Strategic_Plan_2022-2024-Post.pdfDHHS_DBH_Strategic_Plan_2022-2024-Post8/23/2021 8:58 AM
Division of Behavioral Health FY2020 Annual Report.pdfDivision of Behavioral Health FY2020 Annual Report5/12/2021 2:25 PM
FFY 2020 Nebraska Annual Synar Report.pdfFFY 2020 Nebraska Annual Synar Report10/1/2020 10:54 AM
FFY_2021_ASR_Nebraska_RevisionRequest_3.16.2021.pdfFFY_2021_ASR_Nebraska_RevisionRequest_3.16.20213/30/2021 1:26 PM
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
JAC_April_8_2021_Agenda.pdfJAC_April_8_2021_Agenda3/30/2021 2:47 PM
JAC_January-29_2021-Minute-FINAL.pdfJAC_January-29_2021-Minute-FINAL3/30/2021 2:47 PM
LimeBook-Substance-Use-Disorder-Services.pdfLimeBook-Substance-Use-Disorder-Services6/30/2020 10:56 AM
MHBoardTraining.pdfMHBoardTraining10/22/2021 3:45 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
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