About BHN

Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis (BHN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on the engagement and counsel of leaders from a wide spectrum of public and private sectors.

The success and impact of Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis (BHN) lie in its demonstrated ability to bring together leadership of various organizations, stakeholders, and constituents within the behavioral health space, in a respectful and collaborative manner.

Together… we create a better system of care for those impacted by mental health and substance use.


We connect, communicate, coordinate and collaborate for systemic change.

Who We Connect

Healthcare Systems & Hospitals

Community Based Mental Health Organizations

Substance Use Treatment Services

Primary/Physical Healthcare

Advocacy Groups & Coalitions

Community Advocates

State & Local Government

Faith Community

Social Services

Criminal Justice


Areas of Expertise


the overall system of care and support, helping people with behavioral health needs get the help they need when and where they need it. This ensures people get treatment before their illnesses become more serious, more complex, and more difficult and costly to treat.


critical gaps in the service delivery system and pursue resources needed for our region to fill these gaps and improve care.


the health care system to increase efficiency, which builds capacity to help more people with the same limited amount of public health resources.


relationships and initiatives with multiple sectors of the community to ensure comprehensive and sustainable solutions to regional issues that impact behavioral health.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve our community by leading behavioral health planning and coordination… through shared responsibility, accountability, transparency, inclusiveness, mutual respect and racial equity.

BHN’s collaborative initiatives result in:


Reduced costs & increased efficiency


Enhanced quality of life


Expanded access, capacity & availability


Coordination across providers


Strengthened care delivery


Regional alignment


Through the development of a coordinated, accessible, effective, and accountable system of behavioral health supported services, the people in our region will reach their highest potential.


Shared Responsibility

BHN recognizes and emphasizes the need for a comprehensive community based system of care in which all sectors share responsibility for the health of their community and for providing services and supports in a coordinated and collaborative manner. BHN actively strives to serve as a role model in this respect.


BHN recognizes that shared responsibility requires both individual and collective accountability for success. BHN incorporates, tracks, and reports performance measures to guide its policy and service development decisions and processes. BHN is driven to be visionary and innovative in achieving measurable, positive behavioral health outcomes within the region.


BHN endeavors to build trust through transparency. The collective work of BHN is promoted, discussed and shared in an open and transparent manner with all stakeholders.

Inclusiveness and Mutual Respect

BHN stimulates the inclusion of, and mutual respect for, all community stakeholders, particularly people with behavioral health needs, into the range of policy and service development processes it undertakes. Through its processes, BHN promotes a collective will and effort while considering the unique perspectives and differences of its members, stakeholders and communities.

Racial Equity

BHN strives to ensure that all populations have the opportunity to attain their highest level of recovery and health. BHN views racism in all forms as a central force in determining the social, economic, and environmental conditions that influence health disparities. BHN seeks to transform behavioral health practice to reduce inequitable conditions and eliminate preventable racial disparities in behavioral health outcomes.

We emphasize services to the uninsured and under-insured citizens of these areas: