Mental Health Month | Week 1
Health and Well-Being Key to Mental Health
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.

Each week during Mental Health Month, atom Alliance will be sending you resources and educational opportunities that can help you better understand behavioral health issues that affect your patients and your staff. We've developed a series of Conversation Starters podcasts aimed at creating a dialog between you, staff and patients for better understanding and addressing behavioral health issues.
The public at large tends to identify behavioral health conditions as being related to a person’s mental and/or emotional state in regards to daily living. Knowing how to identify behavioral health issues is important to determining the best course of treatment. So how can clinicians appropriately identify behavioral health conditions during a patient’s visit?

Listen in to a conversation between our Quality Improvement Advisors. | Listen to podcast
Making the connection between chronic disease and behavioral health isn’t always easy. Sometimes medication plays a role. In others, it’s the condition itself. So how do behavioral health conditions most commonly manifest themselves in people with a chronic disease? And how can providers best determine the connection between a disease and a behavioral health condition?

Listen in to a conversation between our Quality Improvement Advisors. | Listen to podcast
We've provided resources that relate to the Conversation Starters podcasts to enhance your knowledge and opportunity for implementing what you've learned. This week we focus on screening and billing resources.
This presentation was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama under a contract with the CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 19.ASG1.05.022