Roadmap to Behavioral Health

A How-To-Guide to get started on your mental wellness journey

 

If this is a crisis please contact:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

  TTY: 1-800-799-4889

        Text Crisis Line - Text HOME to 741741

        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

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