Behavioral health care includes services and programs intended to help diagnose and treat mental health conditions and addiction-related issues. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “a mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood.” Examples of mental health conditions include depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Substance use disorders and addiction do not fall under this definition of mental health condition, but they are considered behavioral health conditions. It is important to note that behavioral health conditions are typically not the result of any single event or circumstance. Rather, they tend to be complicated conditions involving an interplay of biological and environmental factors.
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