Chapter 1: Compendium basics

Explore the basics of the BHI Compendium, which condenses an abundance of carefully vetted, existing quality BHI resources and is meant to provide helpful frameworks and actionable information for effective BHI in your practice.

BHI Compendium

Learn what your practice needs to make the best decisions for the mental health of your patients.

A note about using the BHI Compendium

Different pathways may be pursued to integrate behavioral health care into primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology or other specialty care. The goal of this resource is to meet your practices wherever you are on your integration journey.

It is also important to recognize that integration is a continuous process and not a time-limited project. There are many ways to pursue BHI and endless opportunities to modify such efforts as patient needs and practice resources evolve.

Share your stories

The Collaborative encourages you to share additional resources you’ve found valuable for implementing behavioral health care in your practice and asks for input on how to potentially improve the Compendium for future iterations.

Download the Compendium (PDF).


With an increased number of people reporting worsening mental health in recent years, it is imperative that people are aware of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) telephone program.

People experiencing a suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress can call, chat or text 988, and speak to trained crisis counselors. The national hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The previous National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will continue to be operational and route calls to 988 indefinitely.

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