Health & Wellness

Behavioral Health

Behavioral health includes both mental health and substance abuse issues. Behavioral health care can involve the care and treatment of emotional problems for adults, children and families. It also can involve care and treatment for addictions of any kind such as alcohol, drugs and gambling. Behavioral health issues can affect anyone.

What can cause behavioral health issues?

Some personal problems can affect your health. Personal problems can also affect your family. Stress, depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol use, or other mental health issues could cause these health problems. Services that can help you with your mental health are called behavioral health services.

Why get help?

It is important to seek help. If you are worried about your well-being or that of someone close to you, take time to get some help. If it becomes hard to deal with things on your own or if you feel stressed by life, it may be time to get help.

Who can help?

Behavioral health experts can help you. They will work to understand your needs and set up the right treatment for you. Getting treatment can make your life better. It can help change your feelings.
People who work in the behavioral health field can help you reach your recovery by trying to understand your needs and setting up the right treatment. Getting treatment can help you change your thoughts, feelings and actions. It can help you stop the use of alcohol, drugs or gambling. It can help you make your life better through support and counseling.

How do I get help

If you need help, a Health Choice Behavioral Health Specialist can assist you with referrals and appointments. Please call us all toll-free at 1-800-322-8670 (TTY: 711) and ask for a behavioral health care manager.

Crisis Help

If you are having an emotional crisis or know someone who is at risk of physical harm, hurting themselves or someone else, call the Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline immediately. Learn more about crisis help and regional crisis hotlines here.

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