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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The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is the member spotlight of the week! MHA-NE is the only nonprofit peer-run, participant-driven organization in Nebraska dedicated to serving and providing alternative programs to those experiencing mental health and/or substance use and addiction disorders. Peer Specialists draw from life experiences to support participants' wellness and recovery journey.

The MHA-NE team offers a supported employment program, short-term, Peer Specialist staffed housing for adults, diversion and reentry programs, COVID-19 assistance, and a benefits program for those who fear losing Social Security and other public benefits.

To learn more on MHA-NE, visit https://mha-ne.org/ or view this informational video https://bit.ly/3ydjIgG.