What is ‘behavioral health’?

On the For All Seasons, Inc. logo, front and center, we identify ourselves as a behavioral health and rape crisis center. But if asked about the services we provide, our clients might say that we provide mental health care and rape crisis services. ‘Mental health’ is a term that most of us are familiar with, and can comfortably use in a conversation. Every week we see statistics about our mental health care in the US, and we hear reporters talk about mental health in America whenever tragedy strikes. But more and more organizations talk about ‘behavioral health’ instead.

So what is behavioral health, anyway?

Carolinas HealthCare Systems provides us with a great definition: “Behavioral health is a term that covers the full range of mental and emotional well-being – from the basics of how we cope with day-to-day challenges of life, to the treatment of mental illnesses, such as depression or personality disorder, as well as substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors.”

So when you see ‘behavioral health’ under the For All Seasons, Inc. logo, then you know we are going beyond mental health in our care for you.

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