Roadmap to Behavioral Health
A How-To-Guide to get started on your mental wellness journey
If this is a crisis please contact:
National Crisis Lifeline: 988
Click here for local crisis lines https://dbhdid.ky.gov/crisisnos.aspx
People of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities may experience behavioral health conditions. Behavioral health is part of your whole health. Help is available.
When thinking about psychotherapy, the cost is often an important consideration. It is important to understand your behavioral health benefits. Use your insurer's website or call the number on your insurance card to ask the following questions
There are more options than just 1:1 counseling and a whole alphabet soup of approaches. It's important to understand what you're looking for
Most of this resource focuses on outpatient care but behavioral treatment is a continuum of intensity that should be matched to your needs.
When looking for a mental health provider, it is important you see a licensed professional. A license means the provider has both legal and ethical responsibilities to patients. It also means there is a process for filing a complaint, if necessary
Once you have contacted your insurance company and scheduled your first session with a behavioral health provider, here are some questions you may consider asking at your first session
For some conditions, finding a provider can be particularly challenging. Click here for links to specialty services