Mission, Vision and Values

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Prevention, Treatment/Habilitation and Promotion of Public Understanding for Missourians with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and addictions.


Hope, Opportunity, Community Inclusion

Missourians receiving mental health services will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and live their lives as valued members of their communities.


Community Inclusion

Missourians who participate in mental health services are welcomed and equally included in education, work, housing, and social opportunities in their communities.

Accessible, Safe, Affordable, and Integrated Services

Missourians with mental health needs easily access safe, affordable, and integrated medical and behavioral services.

Partners in Personal Service Design

Missourians participating in mental health services are active partners in designing their services and supports.

Effectiveness Measured by Participant Outcomes

The effectiveness of Missouri’s mental health services is measured by meaningful outcomes experienced by the people receiving them.

Valued and Motivated Staff

Missourians receive mental health services from competent, motivated, and highly valued staff serving as effective stewards of the public trust.

Prevention and Early Intervention

Emphasizing prevention and early intervention strategies avoids or minimizes the mental health problems of Missourians.

Respected Unique Participant Characteristics

Missourians participating in mental health services are valued for their uniqueness and diversity and respected without regard to age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic condition.