Resources for the Integration of Behavioral Health Care

To mark Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released a series of resources for primary health care physicians and other practitioners to improve the integration of behavioral health care into primary care practices.  Heavily emphasized in all the resources is training for health care practices at all levels in reducing stigma and prejudice around mental health needs of patients.  Since the issue of stigma is always close to our hearts here at MoodSurfing, we celebrate the release of these useful resources.  Here are the links:

  1. Compendium of Behavioral Health Integration Resources

 “…to achieve the goal of enabling timely access to optimal, equitable, whole-person care.”

  1. Suicide prevention guide to treat at-risk patients

“…practical strategies, actionable steps and evidence-based resources to physician practices and health systems serving both children and adults…”

  1. Eliminating Barriers to mental health care services for the health care workforce


  1. Care for substance use disorder guide

We hope these resources can make a positive contribution to mental health awareness this month and every month!