Welcome to the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations website.

The mission of the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations (NABHO) is to build strong alliances which ensures quality behavioral health services, including substance use and mental health services, are accessible to all Nebraskans. 

Our vision for quality substance use and mental health services to become a central part of accessible healthcare in our state is carried out through our core values which include:

  • EXPERTISE - Knowledge and effective leadership in shaping and defining behavioral health services, including substance use and mental health.
  • ALLIANCES - Partnerships and relationships with individuals/groups that share like missions and values.
  • ADVOCACY - Watchful voice that protects access to services as well as an individual's strengths, rights and needs.
  • INTEGRITY - Professional competency of all service providers.
  • QUALITY - Services grounded in research, evidence-based or based on promising practices.

The Benefits of Membership

NABHO is a statewide behavioral health provider and consumer organization. Our membership diversity is our strength as we are able to understand the  challenges and opportunities for those impacted by our behavioral health system no matter your size, location, or service array.

Why Should You Join NABHO?

LEGISLATIVE PRESENCE - At the state and national level through staff and membership engagement we influence public policy and advocate for an effective behavioral health system of care.

EDUCATION and COMMUNICATION- Through our monthly meetings, NABHO and National Council annual conferences, webinars and NABHO website we provide a variety of information and access to stakeholders. You also receive weekly reports with timely media stories and legislative updates.

NETWORKING - Opportunities to communicate with and learn from your peers.

NATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP -  Through our association you are a member of the National Council and able to take advantage of discounted rates for their annual conference, webinars and trainings, and updates about what is happening at the federal level. 

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Having accurate information during this pandemic is critical to your physical and mental well being. If you have questions please check out one of these sites or call the helpline numbers:

Center for Disease Control - www.cdc.gov
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - www.DHHS.ne.gov/Pages

      Helpline - 402-552-6645

Nebraska Public Health Departments - www.nalhd.org (You will find a map to show your local department)

University of Nebraska Medical Center - www.unmc.edu

National Council for Behavioral Health - www.nationalcouncil.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - www.samhsa.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness - www.nami.org

     Helpline number - 800-950-6264

National Child Traumatic Stress Network - www.nctsn.org (Great tips for talking with your children)

Fight fear with facts

Stay connected with your family, friends and neighbors

If you are able, get outside - Fresh air is good for the body and mind

If you suspect you have COVID-19 do NOT go to the Emergency Room. Call your healthcare provider or local hospital to determine best steps