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.

Guard against loneliness

If you’re feeling isolated or know someone who is, take steps to connect.

Worry less, relax more

If you're someone who regularly battles anxiety, here are 13 tips that could help you wrangle it.

Teens account for 1 in 4 opioid ODs

As illegal drugs become more potent, it increases the odds that just a small amount could lead to overdose.

Trouble in the wonder years?

Your middle schooler might be showing classic signs of anxiety—and if you're not paying attention, you could miss them.

Brain scans may predict mental health

Identifying biomarkers at a young age could promote therapies that treat symptoms of psychiatric illness.

Opioid-meth addiction complicates treatment

People who use both drugs may find it especially difficult to break free.

Yoga, a lasting depression treatment

The trick: You have to commit to it at least twice a week to see results, study finds.

Report: America’s health outlook worsens

Deaths from drug abuse and suicide—particularly among young people—are fueling a bleak life expectancy forecast.

Drug overdoses plague Northeast

Public health campaigns should account for regional differences in drug activity and overdoses, researchers say.

Patient Story

Stronger than suicide

Amid a struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, Vicky Mennare wants others to know that getting help is a sign of strength.

Calm back-to-school nerves

Follow these easy steps to help your child manage jitters before the first bell rings.

Feeling glum? It’s all in the wrist

Researchers have created a high-tech wristband that can change color based on the wearer's emotions, providing a new tool in the management of mood disorders.