Press Release

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2024

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Looking for a career in mental health? North Central Behavioral Health is hiring mental health professionals throughout Illinois, including Therapists, LCSW/LCPCS, CADCS, Psychiatric Nurses, and Care Coordinators.


North Central Behavioral Health Systems Launches Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program in Ottawa, Now Accepting Appointments

[Ottawa, IL (December 1, 2023)] – North Central Behavioral Health Systems is excited to announce the launch of its Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, an evidence-based treatment method involving the use of FDA-approved medications in addition to behavioral therapies for people struggling with addiction.

MAT Program Press Release

We are pleased to announce that North Central Behavioral Health Systems received the Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHS) grant, a significant achievement that will allow our organization to enhance our behavioral health service offerings and extend our continuum of care for the community.

CCBHC Grant to Establish New Services in LaSalle County

The grant will play a crucial role in establishing a few crucial new services, including:

NCBHS received ccbhc grant

North Central Behavioral Health System is thrilled to announce that President & CEO, Jodi Mahoney, is the 2023 Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH) George Schwab Distinguished Service Award recipient.

Jodi Mahoney pictured with Illinois Association for Behavioral Health 2023 George Schwab Distinguished Service Award

North Central Behavioral Health Systems Will Host an Open Interview in LaSalle on Wednesday, August 9th

NCBHS is thrilled to announce an opportunity for individuals to join our dynamic and experienced team. We are hosting an Open Interview at our LaSalle office on Wednesday, August 9th from 9 AM to 4 PM. 

Joins us at the event to learn about our mission, values, and forward-thinking initiatives and interact with our leadership team. We’re searching for compassionate individuals to fill several positions, including:

Open Interview in LaSalle

For immediate release

(LaSalle, IL | June 23, 2023) North Central Behavioral Health Systems, like the rest of the community, is saddened by the closure of St. Margarets Spring Valley and Peru and is offering the following services to support those in need of behavioral health care or who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

North Central Behavioral Health Systems Available to Assist Behavioral Health Clients Affected by St. Margaret’s Closure

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 phone number to exist as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The leading federal agency, SAMHSA, along with the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched the easy-to-remember number to provide support for people experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

The Lifeline is a national network consisting of over 200 local, dependent, and state-funded crisis agencies.

988 crisis line

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36th Annual Teen Showcase to Take Place

The 36th Annual Teen Showcase Youth Conference will take place on Thursday, March 9th at the Illinois Valley Community College Cultural Center.