What Is Behavioral Health?
Behavioral health and mental health are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Mental health focuses solely on a person’s psychological state, whereas behavioral health includes both physical and mental struggles. It is defined as the connection between behaviors and the health and well-being of the body, mind and spirit.
Behavioral health encompasses many aspects of a person, including:
- Mental health
- Coping with chronic disease(s)
- Behavior modification
- Identifying and expanding coping mechanisms