Missouri Behavioral Health System Asset Mapping Report

Graphic of stylized state of Missouri with elements of effective Behavioral Health system collaboration superimposed over it.

Behavioral health (mental health and substance use) needs overlap with all aspects of health and human services. Ideal community behavioral health systems require collaboration at the local level to bring together multiple funders, service providers, and subsystems (criminal justice, housing, child protection, health) to work together to meet community needs. The systems of prevention, intervention, and recovery support at the community level—whether for adults, for children, or for both—should be accountable to the voice of the local community, be responsive to the diversity of that community, and be inclusive of the empowered voice of people with lived experience.