Your behavioral health is your mental, social, and emotional well-being. It is how you think, feel, and act when faced with life’s situations. Mental health issues and substance use disorders–behavioral health challenges–affect at least one in four people. Even your physical health is affected by behavioral health. For example, a high level of stress may cause fatigue, weight gain or loss, or trouble with concentration. In turn, one might begin to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed.
Every one of us has faced a behavioral health problem or knows and loves someone who has. You and your health providers should be concerned about all aspects of your health. The good news is that our integrated, comprehensive treatment programs work, and you and the people you care about can recover and experience positive change.