Learn about how mental illness can be a barrier to physical wellness and how the costs of managing patients with comorbid mental and medical conditions can impact your health system.
Best Practices for Integrating Behavioral Health
This booklet provides a brief overview of four best practices for integrating behavioral and physical care that organizations might consider.
The Screening Toolkit resources can help providers identify depressive symptoms and difficult-to-diagnose conditions, such as bipolar disorder.
Motivational Interviewing Toolkit
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, collaborative style of conversation that is intended to strengthen a person's own motivation and commitment to health behavior change.
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