About Us

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

SAMHSA works closely with other health agencies to advance behavioral health priorities.

Learn more about interagency activities, including the Behavioral Health Coordinating Council.

Last Updated: 09/11/2014