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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NABHO Awards Presentation

At noon on Wednesday, October 1, 2020 NABHO livestreamed the presentation of our annual awards. The awards fall into four categories: Citizen of the Year, Professional of the Year, Legislator of the Year, and President's Award. This year, we honored two citizens, two professionals, a legislator, and one other individual. To watch, visit our Awards Page or go to our Facebook Page

Nebraskans for Overdose Prevention

On August 19, 2020 NABHO partnered with the Nebraska Pharmacists to host a Webinar on Overdose Prevention. View the recording here.


One in five individuals will experience a mental illness and/or substance use disorder at some time in their life. As stated on the SAMHSA Recovery Month webpage: 

Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers; and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
For more information call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at 1-800-950-6264 or [email protected] 
While we celebrate recovery we also understand there are many who are feeling very alone, with no hope National Suicide Prevention Month focuses what we can do to help prevent suicide. During the month of September mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during National Suicide Prevention Month. You are not alone. If you or someone you know needs help reach out and call 1-800-273-8255(TALK) or text "TALK" to 741741.


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