Behavioral Health and Substance Use

It’s often not easy recognizing that you or someone you care about needs help with a behavioral health or substance use issue. They can vary widely, from smoking to depression to anxiety to the misuse of alcohol, medication and other illicit substances. What they share is that all have the ability to affect your quality of life. Caring for your behavioral health is just as important as caring for your physical health. We are here to help you understand and address all of your health needs, for both mind and body.

Understanding Your Coverage

Find out about the behavioral health and substance use programs and services covered by your health plan.

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Find a Provider

Is stress preventing you from enjoying the simple things in life? Are you using alcohol or drugs to get through a rough time? Whatever it is, our network of behavioral health providers is here to help.

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Once You Are Out of the Hospital

If you have been in the hospital for a behavioral health or substance use issue, your care continues after you leave the hospital. Find out what you need to do once home to keep yourself on the road to better behavioral health.

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Behavioral Health and Substance Use Information

To learn about some of the most common behavioral health conditions as well as substance use, click on the boxes below.

You Have the Power

Adult Mental Health - Follow these four steps to create a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Learn how to help your child's mental health and well-being.

Feeling Down and Need to Talk Now?

If you are thinking about hurting yourself, feeling depressed or just need to talk to someone NOW:

  • Call Beacon Health Options at 888-447-2526, to talk to someone. If you are a Montefiore member, call 800-401-4822.
  • NYC Well is available to listen and help. It is free, confidential and available twenty four hours a day/seven days a week.
    • Call: 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355)
    • Text: WELL to 65173
    • Chat:
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. If you use a TTY/TDD, call 800-799-4889. It is free, confidential and available twenty four hours a day/seven days a week.