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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MENTAL HEALTH AND THE HOLIDAYS
The Christmas and New Year holidays are quickly approaching. So much anticipation, hustle and bustle to prepare for that "perfect" holiday setting. No mistake - it is a lot of fun but this time of year also brings stress and for those who are dealing with a mental illness or addiction it can become even more difficult.
While we may not want to face the reality of mental illness and addictions at this "most wonderful time of the year" we simply cannot ignore the fact that 1 in 5 Nebraskans will suffer from a mental illness or addiction in their lifetime and suicide has become the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. This is a health crisis that cannot nor should not be ignored; especially because there is help. We are not talking about people with weak moral character and poor decision making capabilities. These are individuals who have a diagnosable disease and they should be able to access the care they need.
If you are feeling alone, scared, unsure of what to do or where to turn there is help please know there are a variety of helplines standing by to listen and point you in the direction of professional services.
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION - 800-273-TALK (8255)
NEBRASKA FAMILY HELPLINE - 888-866-8660
NEBRASKA RURAL RESPONSE HELPLINE - 800-464-0258
BOYSTOWN NATIONAL HOTLINE - 800-448-3000
VETERAN'S CRISIS HELPLINE - 800-273-8255
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE - 800-799-7233 (SAFE)
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) - 800-950-6264 (NAMI)
COMPULSIVE GAMBLING HELPLINE - 800-522-4700
 
Enjoy the holidays and let's make mental health and addiction treatment a priority for 2020. Afterall, There is no health without mental health."