A Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This document is designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use disorder services, including definitions of behavioral health terms and guidance on how to find a behavioral health services provider, receive treatment and obtain follow-up care. It provides simple explanations of feelings and behaviors that may need attention, a checklist for getting help and treatment and tips for managing long-term behavioral health care. The resource walks through eight steps to offer information specific to behavioral health and contains a glossary and links to other federal resources.