Center for Mental Health Services
CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the federal government agency that directs national efforts to promote mental health services and prevent mental illness. In 1992, the U.S. Congress established CMHS through Public Law 102–321, which created the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). CMHS is one of three centers that comprise SAMHSA; the other two focus on substance abuse prevention and treatment.
CMHS, through its partnership with states, administers mental health block grants; funds research on evidence-based practices; works with state and local service agencies; and disseminates research findings to improve service systems for
SHELAGH A. SMITH