Tuesday, September 22, 2020

What Is Behavioral Health?

An accomplished executive experienced in sales and acquisitions, Mark Hirschhorn serves as the president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer of Talkspace in New York City. Outside of directing finance, treasury, and investor relations functions, Mark Hirschhorn is interested in behavioral health.

Behavioral health encompasses the well-being of both the body and the mind, which are closely related, according to a growing body of research. Related to how healthy our choices are for mental and physical well-being, behavioral health can include what we eat and drink, how much we exercise, and how we interact with others.

While some people seek behavioral health care to treat a psychiatric condition or addiction, others use the approach to improve their interpersonal relationships with their spouse or other family members. Unfortunately, many people who have behavioral health challenges aren’t receiving the treatment they need because they lack health insurance or the necessary resources to access care.