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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"The Anoka County Board has changed the name of one of its human services division departments from social services and mental health to social services and behavioral health. [...] 'It is a term that is more holistic and combines the approach of psychological and physical.' In addition, the term behavioral health is less stigmatizing than 'mental health,' according to [Dept. director, Cindy]Cesare."

The headline is text from within this online report.

A google yields:


adjective: holistic

characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.


The headline is from within this online report.


It seems "behaviorial health" is a term encompassing school bullying, where the behavioral deviation of bullies is not good for the mental health of the victim[s]. When people begin to view bullies as deviants, it is a start toward better times for young and old. Also in that context, adults who inflame deviant bullying and condone it as acceptable should be targeted for public parading in disgrace, to deter others.


There is always
one man's virtue
is another man's
behavioral issue.
Which WE judge.
One way or another.

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