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Representing Member Interests & Collaborating with Policymakers

The Council advocates with state and federal government leaders to enact legislation and promote increases in appropriations aimed to improve the lives of Missourians diagnosed with severe mental illness or a substance use disorder. Advocating in the public policy sphere strengthens our member organizations by giving them the tools necessary for Missourians to lead productive lives in their respective communities.


Workforce Development Program

Training and supporting the next generation of community support specialists in partnership with Missouri’s community colleges.


Culture, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (CEDI)

CEDI is the Council's way of offering equitable support, guidance, and resources to each participating organization, providing equity and access to those communities each organization is honored to serve. Our goal is to have every Council agency and region of Missouri represented.

Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services

We work closely with state leaders in the Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health and Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division to bring innovative and cutting-edge practices into the statewide behavioral health provider system. Current and past initiatives include:

  • Telehealth services and availability

  • Substance use disorder treatment system redesign

  • Implementation of the national 988 behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention line