Who We Are
Established in 1953, Henderson Behavioral Health (HBH or Henderson) provides healthcare, housing, and hope for over 30,000 persons of all ages with behavioral health conditions in Florida each year. Through care, supported employment, advocacy, and housing, Henderson assists and inspires people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders to reclaim their lives.
Henderson is one of the oldest, largest and most successful providers of recovery services for persons with co-occurring disorders in Florida. We utilize state of the art research and evidence-based practices, combined with a wide range of supports to treat the whole person, rather than just the illness.
Henderson’s clientele are all unique; they come from vastly different backgrounds and arrive with different needs, talents, and hopes. As such, a variety of services are at their full disposal, be it access to medical care and psychiatric treatment, job readiness and work placement, educational opportunities, or a safe and stable place to live. Henderson believes everyone contributes to society and should have the opportunity to live a life of value, self-respect, compassion, and dignity.
Henderson programs set specific short and long-term goals and objectives with each individual, depending on their needs, strengths and expectations.
We maintain a culture that is devoted to continuous improvement and strive to meet or exceed the needs and desires of the individuals we serve, as well as the performance measures established for all service contracts. HBH is fully accredited at the highest level by C.A.R.F. – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
Henderson believes it is important to contribute to behavioral health research that helps to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and substance use disorders. We are pleased to be a participant in several prestigious, national studies that focus on the nature, structure and effectiveness of treatment. Through our participation in research, Henderson is able to incorporate cutting-edge knowledge of behavioral health disorders and enhanced service delivery to promote recovery and improve the lives of the people we serve.
Mental illnesses and substance use disorders can happen to anyone, impacting people without regard for age, income, culture or profession:
- 1 in 4 people will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
- Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
- Approximately 33,000 Americans, including 5,000 under the age of 25, take their lives each year.
Properly implemented services, like those available at Henderson Behavioral Health, are successful in helping people recover. With support, those with even the most serious mental illnesses, can and do recover.
With programs and facilities throughout South Florida, HBH provides a comprehensive array of accessible services.