The Southwest Institute's Behavioral Health Division is dedicated to advancing the science of behavioral health across disciplines (e.g. mental health, substance abuse, education, criminal justice, etc.). Consequently, major focus areas include service, training and research. The Behavioral Health Division and affiliated staff bring together extensive skills and experience in the areas of policy, research science, behavioral health and management. Diversity of expertise, together with a community-minded focus, reflects the division's commitment to apply empirical knowledge and serious research to the resolution of real-world situations.