Division of Behavioral Health Services
Quarterly Health Initiatives
The Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health Services (ADHS/DBHS) is delighted to introduce quarterly health initiatives.
Health is a dynamic state of being. In Behavioral Health, we have long ignored physical health. Holistic treatment requires integration of physical health with behavioral health in order to improve the general health of an individual.
Each quarter, ADHS/DBHS partners with a Physical Health content expert as well as the Tribal and Regional Behavioral Health Authorities (T/RBHAs) to introduce particular health topics which impact consumers receiving behavioral health services.
For the quarter ending June 30, the QHI topic is ASTHMA. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects 26 million people. The stress of living with asthma has been linked to depression and anxiety disorder. Some drugs used to treat asthma have side effects that may affect your mental health. The handout also has links to helpful resources and some help with questions that you can ask your doctor at your next visit.
This Quarterly Health Kit includes:
Previous quarterly topics and their respective kit materials can be found at the QHI Archive