What is the MHCA?

Who are we?

The Mental Health Council of Arkansas is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors representing each of the 12 participating community mental health centers and two specialty centers. The MHCA assists its members to achieve the goal of community based treatment which focuses on the whole person with emphasis on physical, mental and emotional wellness and by promoting the comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, and wrap around services provided by the non-profit Community Mental Health Centers of Arkansas. The MHCA is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of all Arkansans and communities throughout Arkansas. With over 50 psychiatrists and APRN’s, participating members of the MHCA provide comprehensive services specially designed to meet the individual behavioral healthcare needs of Arkansas’ citizens.

Legislative Advocacy

MHCA provides legislative representation on behalf of its member agencies.

Our Centers

Are all private, non-profit, governed by Boards within each catchment area.

Community Based Care

Dedicated to serving our communities…where we live and work.

Training and Certification

Evidence based workshops taught by professionals for professionals

Please Note:

The Mental Health Council of Arkansas is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events (or programs) that meet NBCC requirements.The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of all programs.

MHCA News

Mental Health News and Articles

28 Feb

Please excuse the mess…

By admin

We’re in the process of finishing the revamping of our website. A couple of the older pages are still being updated. Please bear with us and watch out for the mess. Thanks!

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15 Feb

Lady Gaga Highlights Mental Health Issues in Her Emotional Grammys Acceptance Speech

By admin

Lady Gaga took home her third Grammy of the night as “Shallow,” the hit power ballad from A Star Is Born, won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The singer was emotional as she accepted the trophy and shared a powerful message about mental health issues during her speech. “If I don’t get another chance to say this, I just […]

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19 Feb

Medicaid billing rules crimp mental care; Arkansas patients falling between cracks, providers assert

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Arkansans who rely on Medicaid are struggling to get mental health care because of changes that state officials made to billing and that have forced some providers to turn away patients and offer fewer services. The Department of Human Services is enforcing a litany of Medicaid-billing changes, causing long waits to get service, frequent changes […]

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