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The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research

The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research

Official Publication of the National Council for Behavioral Health

Editor-in-Chief: Bruce L. Levin

ISSN: 1094-3412 (print version)

Journal no. 11414

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations.

With 2,000+ member organizations and 750,000 staff, it serves our nation’s most vulnerable citizens – more than 8 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The National Council is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council’s mission is to advance it’s members’ ability to deliver integrated healthcare.
The National Council advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use problems can access comprehensive healthcare services. It also offers state-of-the-science education and practice improvement consulting and resources to ensure mental health and addiction services are efficient and effective.
The National Council coordinates the Mental Health First Aid program across the U.S and operates the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions to provide nationwide technical assistance on integrating primary and behavioral healthcare. We offer the annual National Council Conference featuring the best in leadership, organizational development, and excellence in mental health and addictions practice.
National Council Magazine, National Council Live webinars, and our Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research offer in-depth perspectives on current trends and hot topics in mental health and addictions — suicide prevention, trauma-informed care, the future of behavioral health, treating addictions as a disease, care for children and youth, integrated health and wellness, criminal justice and mental health collaboration, and more.

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    The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research (JBHS&R) is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles on the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of behavioral health services, including mental health, alcohol, and substance abuse. This quarterly journal is the official publication of the National Council for Behavioral Health.

    JBHS&R provides practical and empirical contributions and explains the implications of each research article. Each issue includes an overview of contemporary concerns and recent developments in behavioral health policy and management through research articles, policy perspectives, commentaries, brief reports, and book reviews.

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