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 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.

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 

MHBoardTraining.pdfMHBoardTraining7/1/2022 10:18 AM
Continuum of Care Manual.pdfContinuum of Care Manual6/28/2022 4:16 PM
May 2, 2022 - Meeting Minutes.pdfMay 2, 2022 - Meeting Minutes6/15/2022 2:39 PM
Integrated Health Care Task Force Meeting Agenda 06-07-22.pdfIntegrated Health Care Task Force Meeting Agenda 06-07-226/2/2022 1:09 PM
June 6, 2022 - Meeting Agenda.pdfJune 6, 2022 - Meeting Agenda5/24/2022 10:29 AM
Joint_Advisory_Committee_Meeting_Minutes_April_14_2022.pdfJoint_Advisory_Committee_Meeting_Minutes_April_14_20225/12/2022 9:30 AM
FY2021 Annual Report.pdfFY2021 Annual Report5/10/2022 1:06 PM
April 4, 2022 - Meeting Minutes.pdfApril 4, 2022 - Meeting Minutes4/27/2022 11:00 AM
988 Fact Sheet.pdf988 Fact Sheet4/7/2022 1:16 PM
JAC_April_14_2022_Agenda.pdf.pdfJAC_April_14_2022_Agenda.pdf4/7/2022 1:16 PM
Nebraska_PATH-FFY-2022-Grant-Application-Comment.pdfNebraska_PATH-FFY-2022-Grant-Application-Comment4/5/2022 3:01 PM
2.22.22 Taskforce Agenda FINAL.pdf2.22.22 Taskforce Agenda FINAL3/25/2022 2:55 PM
Sex Offender Treatment Directory March 2022.pdfSex Offender Treatment Directory March 20223/25/2022 2:55 PM
Nebraska Mental Health Board Training Manual 2022.pdfNebraska Mental Health Board Training Manual 20222/11/2022 2:48 PM
SYNAR Annual Report - 2022.pdfSYNAR Annual Report - 202212/20/2021 11:42 AM
Joint Advisory Committee November 4, 2021 Meeting Materials.pdfJoint Advisory Committee November 4, 2021 Meeting Materials12/7/2021 11:14 AM
Joint Advisory Committee Minutes November 4, 2021.pdfJoint Advisory Committee Minutes November 4, 202111/30/2021 10:34 AM
988-Desired-Outcomes-Metrics.pdf988-Desired-Outcomes-Metrics11/30/2021 10:34 AM
Behavioral Health Resources for Schools.pdfBehavioral Health Resources for Schools11/30/2021 10:34 AM
CPSS FAQ.pdfCPSS FAQ11/10/2021 2:50 PM
Joint Advisory Committee November 4, 2021 Agenda.pdfJoint Advisory Committee November 4, 2021 Agenda11/10/2021 1:49 PM
DBH Strategic Plan 2022-2024.pdfDBH Strategic Plan 2022-202411/10/2021 1:49 PM
Regional Planning.pdfRegional Planning11/10/2021 1:49 PM
988 Goals-Actions-Final.pdf988 Goals-Actions-Final11/10/2021 1:48 PM
988-Overview.pdf988-Overview8/18/2021 1:26 PM
988-Call-Center-Cost-Considerations.pdf988-Call-Center-Cost-Considerations8/18/2021 1:26 PM
988 Planning Grant Progress 081221.pdf988 Planning Grant Progress 0812218/13/2021 10:37 AM
NE-FY21-Combined-MHSA-BlockGrant-App-sub090120.pdfNE-FY21-Combined-MHSA-BlockGrant-App-sub0901208/12/2021 11:23 AM
Division of Behavioral Health FY2020 Annual Report.pdfDivision of Behavioral Health FY2020 Annual Report5/12/2021 2:25 PM
2017-2020 St.Plan FINAL REPORT.pdf2017-2020 St.Plan FINAL REPORT5/12/2021 2:25 PM
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