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It’s a medical provider’s responsibility to deliver behavioral health support to patients.

  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 26.2 percent of Americans, or one in four people, suffer from a mental condition in any given year. When you apply the 26.2 percent to the 2004 census estimate, it affects approximately 57.7 million – a massive number of people who could benefit from mental health

The importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care

People with a major mental illness typically die between 14 and 32 years earlier than the general population. They are more likely to suffer co-morbid conditions, such as heart disease, obesity (often a consequence of the long use of psychoactive medications) and addiction related illnesses. Additionally, poverty and poor educational status impact their ability to