Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is behavioral health?
Behavioral health is a discipline that refers to a person's physical and mental health. This is how we describe the connections between our behaviors and the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit.
What is the difference between behavioral health & mental health?
There is no difference between behavioral health and mental health. Behavioral health is an umbrella term referring to a person's physical and mental health as a result of behaviors they perform on a routine basis.
Are wellness practices evidence based (scientific)?
There are a number of pseudoscientific practices that offer alternative remedies for addressing physical and mental health. We believe that health is treated with wellness. People should create daily objectives to pursue positive behaviors and routines that lead to improved life outcomes. Often times, breakdowns in behavior can be related to a lack of health in one or more of the four dimensions of wellness:
Spiritual Wellness- refers to a force that drives us to sacrifice.
Emotional Wellness- refers to building an awareness of self and using coping strategies.
Physical Wellness- refers to an understanding of how food and activity make you better.
Social Wellness- refers to an awareness of your actions and how they impact your community, society, and nature.
When individuals with autism, have also been diagnosed with a mental health disorder creating objectives to address their mental and physical health can improve quality of life and social outcomes. A Behavior Analyst may support their clients to achieve desired wellness outcomes upon request. Wellness support plans should ONLY be created by certified professionals.
How can I improve my mental and physical health with behavioral health services?
When evaluating the condition of a person's mental and physical health, health care professionals will consider their daily cognitive habits and how they impact the overall well-being. For example, a clinician may make a connection between what you eat and how it's linked to a lack of motivation. Depression, anxiety, difficulties eating, or sleeping can be addressed with physical exercise, proper diet, and by making systematic changes in daily routines.
Where can I get support?
Different types of behavioral health treatment services include:
Mental health counseling
Substance abuse counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy
...just to name a few. To address mental health and associated symptoms in a child or adult with autism please request a referral from your Behavior Analyst. We offer ABA Therapy services for individuals diagnosed with autism between the ages of 24 months and 22 years old. Click here to learn more about ABA and register for an initial consultation or call us at 470) 829-1333.