Topic: Mental Health

Mental health services are psychological and psychiatric treatment and counseling services for individuals with a diagnosed mental illness. They are conducted in a group or individual setting, and provided by a mental health professional licensed or authorized within the State to render such services. Such professionals typically include psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers.

In addition to the below resources, see MentalHealth.Gov (resources for consumers and providers) and the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (for resources on integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions).

Guidelines and Manuals

Webinars and Training

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    September 2016
    In this webinar, Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will discuss the value of behavioral health integration for LGBT patients, and how advancing behavioral health integration in primary care settings can improve patient access, engagement, and both physical and behavioral health outcomes.
  • HRSA
    June 2016

    This webinar focuses on ways to address the behavioral health needs of transgender and gender non-conforming patients in a culturally appropriate manner and features promising practices of HRSA grantees. The session also discussed the proposed nondiscrimination rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

  • National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
    November 2015

    This webinar offers an overview of HIV telemedicine, explains the equipment and technology requirements, and provides perspective from front line providers.

  • National Quality Center
    July 2014

    This is a comprehensive set of HIV self-management videos, featuring testimonials, conversations, narrative, and animation to provide key messages about HIV and emphasize health literacy concepts.

  • National Quality Center
    March 2014

    Webcasts from the in+care campaign, a quality management initiative to bring patients back to care and keep others from falling out of care.

  • AltaMed
    October 2012

    Sin Vergüenza es un drama de vanguardia que invita a la reflexión, y que usa su narrativa para abordar la vergüenza y el estigma asociados con el VIH dentro de la comunidad latina.

    Sin Vergüenza is a thought provoking, cutting edge drama that uses storytelling to tackle shame and stigma associated with HIV within the Latino Community. 

Tools and Job Aids

  • TARGET Center
    March 2017
    • Depression is the most common mental health challenge for people living with HIV.
    • People who are depressed are less likely to follow health care advice and take their medications as directed.
  • Oregon Health Authority
    June 2016

    Series of care plan forms to assess clients in terms of intake, assessment, medical case management (e.g., acuity), and care. 

    September 2014

    Worksheets to cross-compare CPT billing and diagnostic codes for integrated health services.

  • Hartford Department of Health and Human Services
    February 2010

    Form for staff to assess care plan needs of clients, every 6 months, in terms of case management, home health, respite, housing, mental health, substance abuse treatment, legal, and financial assistance.

  • Christiana Care Health Services
    January 2009

    Clinician assessment tool to use with clients in assessing their readiness to engage in HIV-related primary medical care and adhere to regimens.

  • Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    January 2007

    Sixteen-question tool to screen for mental health and substance abuse conditions, takes under 15 minutes to administer. Developed under multiple Federal funding sources including HRSA. Excel file includes manual and electronic scoring tools, followed by scoring key.

  • Cicatelli Associates
    January 2002

    A screening tool designed for use by non-mental health professionals to assess mental health psychiatric disorders prevalent among persons infected with HIV or at high risk of infection. The tool, which takes 15-20 minutes to complete, is a modification of the PRIME-MD screening tool.

Reports and Best Practices


  • AETC National Coordinating Resource Center
    January 2017

    Clinical education/training resources and patient education materials on a range of HIV clinical care and clinical management topics.

    October 2016

    SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

  • SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
    January 2016

    Resources on integrating primary care with behavioral health services to better address mental health and substance use needs.

  • New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
    September 2015

    HIV guidelines, quality of care, clinical education, resources, policies and publications.

    May 2015

    Enlace principal a recursos clave de sitios del gobierno federal de los EE.UU. en español relacionados con el VIH/SIDA. Incluye servicios de prevención, tratamiento y apoyo.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    January 2015

    Portal for HIV/AIDS information from the U.S. federal government-from facts about HIV/AIDS, where to get services, policies and programs and more.

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    June 2013

    Consumer-friendly website with tools to help with the basics of mental health, the signs of mental illness, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help. The site also includes tools for providers and a treatment locator.