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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

North Carolina Mental Health Planning Council

The Mental Health Planning Council is appointed by the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The duties of the Council, as specified in Title XIX, Part B, Subpart I, section 1914(b) of the Public Health Services Act, include:

  • To review the annual Mental Health Block Grant Plan and to submit to the state any recommendations of the Council for modifications to the plans;
  • To serve as an advocate for adults with a serious mental illness, children with a severe emotional disturbance, and other individuals with mental illnesses or emotional problems; and
  • To monitor, review, and evaluate, not less than once each year, the allocation and adequacy of mental health services within the state.

For Information about the Mental Health Block Grant, look for Community Mental Health Services Block Grant on the Reports page.
Public comment is welcome. Please e-mail us at


The Council includes representatives of families of children with serious emotional disturbances; representatives of adults with mental illness; representatives of families of mentally ill adults; representatives of public and private entities concerned with need, planning, operation, funding and use of mental health services; and, representatives of state agencies. Members are appointed to 3 year terms. Members, other than those representing state agencies, may serve no more than two consecutive terms.

Meeting Schedule

The Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council will meet on the following dates in the Taylor Building on the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh from 10:30am-3:30pm.

  • December 20, 2013

Links and Resources

Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center

DHHS Directive III-7 Mental Health Planning Council

National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils (NAMHPAC)

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

Meeting Minutes



For more information contact:
Susan Robinson





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