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.

‘A little bit of hope’

For the first time in more than 20 years, a new type of treatment is approved for clinical depression. Ketamine has shown promising results in drug trials.

The cost of connectivity?

Medical researchers have found that heavy users of social media have significantly higher odds of depression.

Feeling glum? Brighten up with movies

Researchers are finding that cultural engagement may help people tamp down depression as they age.

Snubbed on social media?

If so, your depression risk may rise.

One hour away: A happier you

Any type of physical activity—even walking—results in similar levels of mental health benefits.

Patient Story

‘Don’t wait to get help’

After seeking treatment for addiction during her pregnancy, a mom shares a message of hope and recovery.

Trump says opioid crisis is a national emergency

The majority of overdose deaths are attributed to prescription painkillers.

What you need to know about antidepressants

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood.

Got kids? Here’s how to instill grit

One of the cardinal rules in teaching kids to overcome adversity: Practice self-compassion.

Depression can stalk families through generations

People whose parents, grandparents had the illness are three times as likely to get it themselves.

DNA linked to depression

Finding these genes may point researchers toward novel treatment strategies.

Are ‘workaholics’ prone to OCD, anxiety?

Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected.