Behavioral health treatments are ways of helping people with mental illnesses or substance use disorders. For example, counseling and more specialized psychotherapies seek to change behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and how people see and understand situations. Medications for mental and substance use disorders provide significant relief for many people. Medicines help manage symptoms and empowers the individual to use other strategies to pursue recovery.
Behavioral health treatments teach individuals and families how to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make contributions to their community.