Behavioral Health

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

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 Behavioral Health Network of Care and the Nebraska Family Helpline.

Tony Green, Interim Director
Tony Green, Interim 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.

Attention Veterans

Routines create momentum that can carry you through on the days you don't have the strength to carry yourself. Take advantage of your personal assistant to keep you focused on what is important to you and what brings joy to your life.

DHHS is funding an app called LightBridge, which is a phone app designed to help veterans with mental health, PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries in their transition into civilian life.

Learn more.​

​​DHHS Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2022-2024​


Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health has been working with Bamboo Health's OpenBeds® platform that will identify, unify, and track all mental health and substance use disorder inpatient and outpatient treatment resources in a single, common network, available 24/7. This HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solution:

  • replaces inefficient manual tracking, search, communication, and reporting functions;
  • facilitates rapid referrals and feedback; and
  • fosters collaboration and coordination among hospitals, primary care, behavioral health, law enforcement, courts, crisis systems and other community service organizations.

​Nebraska's implementation will occur in phases.  For more information and to find out how you  can enroll, click here: https://bamboohealth.com/ne-openbe​ds-onboa​rding-resources/

Continuum of Care Manual

View the Continuum​ of Care Manua​l here. For all services funded by the Division of Behavioral Health on or after November 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 

OSRAC Notice and Agenda_02.28.24 Meeting_Updated.pdfOSRAC Notice and Agenda_02.28.24 Meeting_UpdatedNew2/26/2024 8:41 AM
People Trained to Serve on Mental Health Boards.pdfPeople Trained to Serve on Mental Health Boards2/21/2024 10:22 AM
Statute 69-2409.01 Status Report December 2023.pdfStatute 69-2409.01 Status Report December 20232/13/2024 3:11 PM
Continuum of Care Manual.pdfContinuum of Care Manual1/22/2024 3:02 PM
Nebraska Integrated Task Force Meeting Agenda - January 11, 2024.pdfNebraska Integrated Task Force Meeting Agenda - January 11, 20241/22/2024 3:02 PM
FFY 2024 Annual Synar Report.pdfFFY 2024 Annual Synar Report12/27/2023 9:55 AM
Nebraska_2024_SUPTRS_Block_Grant_Report.pdfNebraska_2024_SUPTRS_Block_Grant_Report12/18/2023 12:54 PM
Nebraska_2024_Mental_Health_Block_Grant_Report.pdfNebraska_2024_Mental_Health_Block_Grant_Report12/18/2023 12:54 PM
Nebraska_Combined_FFY2024-25_MH_SUPTRS_Block_Grant_Application.pdfNebraska_Combined_FFY2024-25_MH_SUPTRS_Block_Grant_Application12/18/2023 12:40 PM
Nebraska Same Day and Open Access.pdfNebraska Same Day and Open Access10/5/2023 3:27 PM
Nebraska Family Helpline Quarterly Report Q4 FY2023.pdfNebraska Family Helpline Quarterly Report Q4 FY202310/5/2023 3:27 PM
Behavioral Health Resources for Schools.pdfBehavioral Health Resources for Schools10/5/2023 10:49 AM
Statute 69-2409.01 Status Report December 2022.pdfStatute 69-2409.01 Status Report December 20227/13/2023 12:45 PM
Nebraska-PATH-FFY2022-Application.pdfNebraska-PATH-FFY2022-Application7/11/2023 2:13 PM
Nebraska-2023-Combined-MHBG-SABG-Application-Rev040423.pdfNebraska-2023-Combined-MHBG-SABG-Application-Rev0404237/11/2023 2:13 PM
FFY2022-MHBG-Report-withURSdata.pdfFFY2022-MHBG-Report-withURSdata7/7/2023 2:58 PM
FFY2022-SABG-Report-withTEDSdata.pdfFFY2022-SABG-Report-withTEDSdata7/7/2023 2:51 PM
FFY2023-MHBG-Report-RevReq020223.pdfFFY2023-MHBG-Report-RevReq0202237/7/2023 2:49 PM
FFY2023-SABG-Report-withTEDSdata.pdfFFY2023-SABG-Report-withTEDSdata7/7/2023 2:47 PM
2022 Consumer Survey Final 5.26.23.pdf2022 Consumer Survey Final 5.26.236/13/2023 2:49 PM
Nebraska_PATH-FFY-2023-Grant-Application-for-Comment.pdfNebraska_PATH-FFY-2023-Grant-Application-for-Comment3/2/2023 2:20 PM
Division of Behavioral Health FY2022 Annual Report.pdfDivision of Behavioral Health FY2022 Annual Report1/30/2023 2:05 PM
DBH Strategic Plan and Settlement Overview.pdfDBH Strategic Plan and Settlement Overview1/4/2023 12:53 PM
FFY 2023 Nebraska Annual Synar Report.pdfFFY 2023 Nebraska Annual Synar Report12/28/2022 10:20 AM
Sex Offender Treatment Directory September 2022.pdfSex Offender Treatment Directory September 202210/27/2022 10:02 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
FY2021 Annual Report.pdfFY2021 Annual Report5/10/2022 1:06 PM
Nebraska Mental Health Board Training Manual 2022.pdfNebraska Mental Health Board Training Manual 20222/11/2022 2:48 PM
DBH Strategic Plan 2022-2024.pdfDBH Strategic Plan 2022-202411/10/2021 1:49 PM
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