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We believe everyone should have access to quality behavioral health care.

About us

The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is a nonprofit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California’s 58 counties, as well as two cities (Berkeley and Tri-City). We believe everyone should have access to quality behavioral health care. Through our advocacy, lobbying and education efforts, we promote the reduction of individual and community problems related to unaddressed behavioral health issues. We regularly bring together behavioral health professionals to discuss ways we can inform public policy and improve the delivery of behavioral health services. And we support efforts to help the most vulnerable among us – children with serious emotional challenges, adults with serious mental disorders, and people living with substance use disorders.

Our Mission

Ensure access to high-quality, cost-effective, and culturally competent behavioral health care for the people of California by providing leadership, advocacy, and support to County Behavioral Health Directors and programs.

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What’s New

Here are a few of the things we're working on right now.

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My daughter’s suicide wasn’t anyone’s fault. But more awareness may have saved her

There is a mental health crisis in our schools, and California’s leaders are doing something about it.

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County Behavioral Health Directors Association Recognizes National Coming Out Day

Today, the County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA) commemorates the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day.

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Equip students, schools with mental health first aid

Op-Ed from Santa Clara County Office of Education Superintendent urging Governor Gavin Newsom to sign SB 428.