The objective of the Behavioral Health Program is to promote behavioral health wellness, advocate for individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability, and teach resilience in our workplace and community.
The Behavioral Health Program embodies a presence throughout all programs in the McLean County Health Department through program collaborations and incorporation of behavioral health principles.
The Behavioral Health Program also embodies a presence in the community through funding and collaboration opportunities that assist in addressing adult and youth behavioral health needs and the needs of individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability.
Behavioral Health Program Memberships
Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH)
The Illinois Association for Behavioral Health is a Statewide organization representing addiction and mental illness prevention, treatment, and recovery services agencies staff, consumers, affiliated organizations, and corporations.
Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois (ACMHAI)
The Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois is a partnership of organizations committed to the concept of community behavioral health. The majority of members are known as "708 boards" governed by the IL Community Mental Health Act. A portion of the membership is also comprised of "553" and "377" Boards whose statutory authority derives from public health legislation or legislation specific to intellectual and developmental disabilities.
National Council for Mental Wellbeing
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a membership organization that drives policy and social change advocates for policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality services, build the capacity of mental health and substance use treatment organizations, and promote greater understanding of mental wellbeing as a core component of comprehensive health and health care.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based training program administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges.
Illinois Partners for Human Services (IL Partners)
Illinois Partners for Human Services serves as a collective voice for the Illinois human services sector. They focus on leading efforts to fully fund human services to ensure that all Illinoisians reach their full potential and have access to a sector that is equitable, sustainable, and speaks with a collective voice.