Depression, anxiety, substance use disorders. Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered—or continues to struggle—with these problems, generally grouped under the term “behavioral health.” While these conditions can affect any of us, two groups in particular could face these problems as part of other issues in their lives.
People with chronic medical conditions—such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease—are more likely to experience behavioral health issues because having these conditions can be emotional and stressful.
Caregivers also should be aware of their own levels of stress and depression. It’s easy to become so focused on the needs of a loved one that caregivers don’t realize the toll it’s taking on them. That can hurt their own health and ability to give care.
To help our members find the right care, we’ve partnered with Beacon Health Options. Here are three things you might not know about your behavioral health coverage:
If you have questions about your benefits, please contact BCBSRI.