Behavioral Health

Anxiety, depression, substance abuse and stress can affect every aspect of your health—mental, physical and emotional. Behavioral Health experts at Spectrum Health provide guidance and leading insights that can help as you work to navigate the path to well-being.

Tap into your inspiration

With a new year underway, take time to set realistic goals—and celebrate your successes.

‘Keep it simple’

As kids enter their tween and teen years, take time for frequent, focused chats about substance abuse.

Avoid work-from-home burnout

In a hybrid world, staying offline is hard. Here's how to get the break you need.

Manage the holiday hustle

Don't let pricey gifts or busy schedules take over your season.

Trouble with bullies?

There are often telltale signs your child is being bullied—or bullying others. Learn what to watch for and how to start productive conversations with kids.

‘We can all play a role’

Sometimes, a simple question is the best way to begin connecting with someone who may struggle with thoughts of suicide: 'Are you OK?'

‘I’m proud of myself’

With help from a pediatric psychologist, a Michigan teen identifies anxiety as the source of her severe pain. Together, they've shaped her strategy for wellness.

Small steps to improve mental health

Even a slight bit of daily activity can make a difference when coping with depression or anxiety.

Off to college?

A new routine and a new life away from home can be stressful for many young adults. Try these helpful tips to manage anxieties.

Take stress in stride

When you encounter life's everyday stressors, try one of these 12 tips to boost your resilience.

‘Look for that meaningful moment’

With today's youth facing a 'tsunami' of mental health challenges, parents and caregivers must learn to recognize the signs—and know how to help.

Is your child SAD?

Seasonal affective disorder affects people regardless of age. Here's what you need to know.