Behavioral Health Toolkit

Last updated: December 27, 2018

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Behavioral Health is the integration of mental health and substance use services.

Awareness: Only 11 percent of Americans with a substance use disorder and 40 percent of those with a mental illness receive treatment for their condition. Many individuals go without treatment in part because their disorders go undiagnosed. Regular screenings in primary care and other health care settings enable earlier identification of mental health and substance use disorders. Earlier diagnosis leads to earlier care. More information: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (2014): Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings.

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Access: The goal of this website is to assist health care providers in identifying mental health and substance use conditions and facilitate access to services. It contains training and technical assistance on integrating primary and behavioral health; resources on how to screen for behavioral health conditions; linkages to treatment; and support that address mental health and substance use issues affecting children, adolescents and adults.

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