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The Behavioral Health Consortium (BHC) is an advisory body comprised of community advocates, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and state leaders that works towards solutions for action to address prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. The consortium continues to develop short-term and long-term strategies and initiatives to address the major addiction and mental health challenges we face in Delaware.

The Behavioral Health Consortium also oversees the work of Delaware’s Prescription Opioid Settlement Distribution Committee (POSDC). The POSDC is charged with providing funding recommendations to the BHC to abate and remediate Delaware’s Opioid crisis. The recommendations are required to be evidence-based to maximize opportunities to implement effective treatment interventions, recovery supports and prevention services.


“Across Delaware and across the nation, we’ve seen a significant rise in the need for mental health treatment and services. Through the Behavioral Health Consortium, we are working together to break down silos and find solutions for Delawareans struggling with mental illness and substance use disorder. The emotional wellbeing of our families depend on it.”

Behavioral Health Consortium Chair Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Ph.D., R.N

Behavioral Health Consortium Membership & Committees


Helpful Numbers & Resources

Delaware Hope Line

Free 24/7 counseling, coaching, and support, as well as links to mental health, addiction, and crisis services.


Crisis Intervention Service

Free 24/7 crisis counseling by phone, or when needed by mobile response, to address urgent and emergent behavioral health needs.

Northern DE: 800-652-2929

Southern DE: 800-345-6785

Youth Crisis Support

Crisis intervention services for children under 18 are available 24/7. Parents and caregivers are connected to a trained crisis clinician to develop a plan to address concerns and identify resources.

Support Line: 800-969-4357

Text Line: Text DE to 741-741

Prevention Helpline

Reach out to the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services’ Prevention Helpline to learn about FREE prevention services. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Help is Here Delaware

Resources for those struggling with mental illness and substance use disorder in Delaware

National Suicide & Crisis Hotline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Dial: 988

To learn more about the BHC or to get involved, contact Alexia Wolf, Director of the Behavioral Health Consortium, at

Upcoming Events

Silence On The Streets event flyer

Silence On The Streets – April 30, 2024

Please join Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and the Behavioral Health Consortium as they host special guest Sharece Sellem-Hannah for an exclusive screening of her film “Silence on the Streets”.

Made in collaboration with New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, this film specifically looks at how the economic and social conditions in Black, Brown, Latino, and Native American communities shape their experience with opioid and fentanyl use as well as addiction and recovery.

Additionally, as part of this event, a panel discussion will be hosted regarding how the Social Determinants of Health relate to Delaware’s mental and behavioral health, and how our communities can inspire collaboration as we work to get impacted Delawareans and their families the support they need to sustain recovery.

This event is sold out. Watch the trailer here.


The Behavioral Health Consortium will meet in person on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

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Browse Meeting Documents:

2024 | 2023 |2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018