# Behavioral Health and Crisis Services
The mission of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services (BHCS) is to promote the behavioral health and well-being of Montgomery County residents. BHCS works to promote mental wellness, prevent substance abuse and suicide, and to ensure access to a comprehensive treatment and recovery system of effective services and support for children, youth and families, adults, and seniors in crisis or with behavioral health needs. BHCS is committed to ensuring culturally and linguistically competent care and the use of evidence-based or best practices along a continuum of care. BHCS works with the State's public mental health and substance abuse system, other HHS service areas, County agencies, and the community to provide strength-based and integrated services to persons in need.
program_outcome: Disease Reduction
program_category: Public Health
service: Human Services
UN_Sustainable_Development_Goals: Goal 3 Good Health and Well-Being