For SAMH Providers
The department contracts for behavioral health services through regional systems of care called Managing Entities (MEs). These entities do not provide direct services; rather, they allow the department’s funding to be tailored to the specific behavioral health needs in the various regions of the State.
The Incident Reporting and Analysis System (IRAS) is an online incident reporting tool that enables the Department to collect and analyze information about critical incidents that occur in substance abuse and mental health facilities.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office is responsible for oversight of the licensure and regulation of all substance abuse providers in the state. Licensure Services are required to administer and maintain a comprehensive regulatory process to license service providers and professionals who provide substance abuse services to individuals and families who are at risk of or challenged by substance abuse.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Information System
In the wake of a disaster, individual, group and public support services are available, free of charge, through our community based partners in recovery.
Mental health symptoms are often shared with reactions to traumatic events. Be prepared to recognize and offer trauma-specific services when needed.
The Training and Capacity Building Unit offers support to other units within SAMH and providers across the state. SAMH’s Training and Capacity Building Unit is based on research, best practices, and federal and state government accountability standards.