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Thank you for visiting the online home of the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

The NYS Council is a statewide non-profit membership association representing the interests of nearly 100 behavioral health (mental health and substance use) prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across New York. Our members include free standing community-based agencies, general hospitals, and counties that operate direct services.

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the online home of the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.

The NYS Council is a statewide non-profit membership association representing the interests of nearly 100 behavioral health (mental health and substance use) prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across New York. Our members include free standing community-based agencies, general hospitals, and counties that operate direct services.

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Behavioral Healthcare Trends

  • NYTimes reports on The Opioid Crisis and the historical pattern of racial disparity
  • Advancing Trauma-Informed Care, led by CHCS with support from RWJF, is a national initiative aimed at understanding how trauma-informed approaches can be practically implemented across the health care sector.
  • NYT Reports: About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.