Behavioral Health

August 7, 2023 

Behavioral health is the connection between behaviors and the health and wellbeing of the body, mind, and spirit. This includes your eating habits, drinking or exercising, that impact your physical and mental health. Behavioral health also includes mental health, substance use, prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services.

This is a term that includes mental health. It looks at how behaviors can affect your health, both physically and mentally. A professional looks at the everyday behaviors of a person that contributes to their health. For example, the professional might look at the behaviors that contributed to a person’s obesity. This would affect someone’s physical health. On the other hand, those who have mental health issues may benefit from behavioral health practices.