American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love. Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. Individuals with behavioral health disorders often have physical health conditions as well, and vice versa. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease often are accompanied by behavioral ailments such as depression or anxiety. Behavioral health needs are most often presented first in a primary care setting, yet research shows that approximately half of those individuals with behavioral health disorders go undiagnosed in primary care.