What Is Behavioral Health (And Is It Right for You)?

Behavioral health focuses on the link between your behavior and the wellbeing of your mind, body, and spirit. It isn’t just about mental health, but how your behaviors affect your quality of life and can change it for the better. At South Plains Rural Health, the behavioral health specialists can help you if you need support in developing behaviors that promote health and prevent illness and in breaking ones that are destructive.

Definition of behavioral health

Nearly one in every five Americans has a disorder that benefits from a behavioral health intervention. Behavioral health interventions can help reduce the costs and premature mortality that often occur in adults who have a behavioral health disorder.

Behavioral health is a wide-encompassing term that includes support strategies that help you prevent disease, manage conditions, and improve mental health. Family counselors, addiction specialists, psychologists, social workers, neurologists, and physicians are all part of behavioral health treatments.

Seek behavioral support for mental health, substance abuse and prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services. If you’re struggling with behavioral health, you may experience stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, addiction, learning disabilities, mood disorders, or grief.

Behavioral health is different than mental health.

Mental health is a discipline that falls under the wide behavioral health category. Mental health only considers the biological aspect of your wellness, however. Behavioral health looks at habits, external forces, and substances when considering your wellbeing.

At South Plains Rural Health, we look at the ways in which you act affect your physical and mental health. For example, a behavioral health specialist might look at how your actions, such as binging, affect your weight – these are mental issues that affect your physical existence and often don’t fall into the category of classic mental health treatment.

Sometimes how you or people around you act can affect a biological mental health condition. Family and individual counseling are some of the most effective behavioral health strategies.

Who needs behavioral health services

If you feel your mental health condition negatively affects your physical health, behavioral health support can help.

You might consider seeking behavioral health support if you or a loved one suffers from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or alcohol or drug abuse. Suicidal thoughts and behavior and severe mood swings may also be addressed at our clinic.

We want to help you stop substance abuse, increase your job stability, improve your living situation, and reduce episodes of depression and anxiety. The team at South Plains Rural Health customizes your behavioral health plan to your specific issues. You get the support and treatment you need to improve your quality of life. We offer accessible, affordable, and evidence-based counseling and treatment strategies.

If you become concerned about your own well-being or notice a loved one is acting in a way that undermines quality of life, including health, job security, mood, and relationships, call South Plains Rural Health. You can schedule a consultation to find out if a behavioral health treatment plan will help you. Call or book this consultation using the online scheduler. 

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