"The term "behavioral health” means the promotion of mental health, resilience, and wellbeing; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities" - SAMHSA
Your daily environment provides a number of stressors taxing to mental health. In behavioral health, experts teach coping skills to build resilience, activities to build and protect mental health, and exercises to develop overall wellbeing. Behavioral health can also include the treatment of mental illnesses and disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism.
Alongside mental health wellness, behavioral health experts may offer support and services for recovering from substance use disorders. This includes the use of alcohol or drugs that causes impairment, health problems, disability, and an inability to take care of important responsibilities in your personal or professional life.