Behavioral health is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self. It is the connection between the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit.
A few years ago, the definition of behavioral health incorporated “mental health” into the equation. You can think of behavioral health as a blanket term that includes mental health. Your mental health is complex and impacts every area of your life. This includes how you think, the way you feel and the way you act.
The World Health Organization reports that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease. Oregon has the highest rate of mental illness of any state in the country, according to the Oregon Chapter of The National Alliance on Mental Illness.
This week we have the pleasure of Andrea Reeder, Director of Development at the Asante Foundation, share with us how Asante is addressing this critical need in our region. Please join me and your Rotary friends for an enlightening afternoon of information on this topic and a sneak peek into our Valley’s largest capital campaign to date!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Michelle Corradetti, President
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