Two federal agencies have published a guide, The Roadmap to Behavioral Health, to help individuals navigate treatment options and find proper mental health and substance use disorder services.

The guide, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, breaks down the process of finding treatment into eight steps, including:

  • understanding your behavioral health;
  • finding a behavioral health provider;
  • preparing for your appointment; and
  • next steps to stay healthy on the road to recovery

The guide also includes a glossary of helpful terms and links to other resources.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with additional questions.