Consumers

Defining Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in every day life and their concept of self. “Behavioral health” is the preferred term to “mental health.” A person struggling with his or her behavioral health may… read more

Types of Behavioral Health Providers

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) earn master’s or doctoral degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing. APRNs apply the nursing process to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals or families with psychiatric disorders and identify risk factors for such disorders. They also contribute to policy development, quality improvement, practice evaluation, and healthcare reform. APRNs… read more

Choosing Behavioral Health Care

If you think that you or someone you care for may benefit from psychotherapy or another form of behavioral health treatment, the best place to start is with your primary care provider. Discuss your symptoms with them and ask them if it would be best for you to pursue care… read more

Does Your Insurance Cover Behavioral Health Services?

From the American Psychological Association HelpCenter– What you need to know about mental health coverage When it comes to our well-being, mental health is just as important as physical health. Unfortunately, insurers haven’t always seen it that way. In the past, many health insurance companies provided better coverage for physical… read more

Stigma

The negative stigma attached to issues of behavioral and mental health is the product of a long history of misunderstanding, exaggeration, and ignorance. In today’s world, many people believe that behavioral health issues, even extremely common ones like anxiety or depression, are somehow a sign of weakness. Sensationalizing in news… read more

Will Medicare Cover My Telehealth?

Telehealth is rapidly becoming accepted as a cost-effective alternative to traditional face-to-face consultation or examination between providers and consumers, as well as means of addressing a nation-wide shortage of health care providers across all fields. The most common means of covering telehealth services among the United States is to incorporate… read more