The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is awarding $3 million to the National Council for Mental Wellbeing through the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics-Expansion (TTA-CCBHC) grant program.
The TTA-CCBHC grant program helps ensure that Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Expansion (CCBHC-E) grant recipients are effective and successful in providing comprehensive 24/7 access to community-based mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and physical healthcare in one single location. The TTA-CCBHC also provides guidance to CCBHC-E grant recipients to promote adherence to the CCBHC model, certification, sustainability, and the implementation of processes that support access to care and evidence-based practices.
“Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics help connect Americans to easy-to-access, comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder treatment and supports in their own communities. This grant program will provide the guidance needed to support these clinics as they address the Nation’s behavioral health issues at the local level,” said Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., the U.S. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and the leader of SAMHSA.
The award released today is for $3 million. The grant recipient will receive up to $15 million over five years.
Recently, SAMHSA awarded 100 CCBHC-E grants to increase access to clinics throughout the Nation that provide community-based support for those in need of SUD and mental health treatment services. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered integrated services, including 24/7 crisis intervention services for individuals with serious mental illness or SUD, children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
To find treatment options for mental health disorders, call SAMHSA’s 24/7 National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357) or visit findtreatment.samhsa.gov.