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

Where do I start?

People of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities may experience behavioral health conditions. Behavioral health is part of your whole health. Help is available.

Insurance/Cost

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

Types of treatment

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Levels of Care

Most of this resource focuses on outpatient care but behavioral treatment is a continuum of intensity that should be matched to your needs.

Find a Provider

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

Getting started with treatment

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

Some types of providers are easier to find than others. See below for specialized services

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