Programs and care options that support your mental health and wellbeing.
Support when you need it most
Mental health, also known as behavioral health, is an important part of our overall health. It includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. In the U.S., one in five adults experience mental illness each year. But you are not alone. If you, or someone in your family, has mental health needs, we’re here to help.
What is mental health?
Mental health affects how you think, feel and act. It may impact how you handle stress, relationships and make healthy choices. A few of the most common mental health conditions include:
Think you might need help? The first step is determining how much these common warning signs and symptoms interfere with your daily life. If any of these last longer than two weeks, you should consider reaching out for help.
- Feeling excessively sad, withdrawn or anxious
- Severe mood swings
- Intense worries or fears
- Sudden overwhelming fear
- Significant weight loss or weight gain
- Out-of-control risk taking behavior
- Repeated use of drugs or alcohol
- Sudden changes in behavior, personality or sleeping habits
- Difficulty concentrating or staying still
- Abrupt changes in sex drive
What to do if you think you need help
If you need help coping with the challenges in your life right now, it can be helpful to talk about how you’re feeling with others. While it can be scary or intimidating to reach out for help, it’s the first step to helping you heal and recover.
We cover professional services by licensed professional mental health and substance use disorder providers when acting within the scope of their license. This includes psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, therapists and clinical social workers.
You can also use our telehealth services via Teladoc® to speak with a licensed behavioral health specialist wherever you’re most comfortable. It’s a stress-free and cost-effective way to get support.*
*Teladoc mental health services are available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
In addition to talking with a mental health professional, there are other things you can do to help yourself:
- Build a support system
- Find a peer group
- Participate in your treatment decisions
- Develop a recovery plan
- Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga
- Exercise regularly to help your mind and body
- Use myStrength to help with everyday stressors
If you or someone you know needs help right now, please call:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-237-TALK (8255)
- Or text the Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741
In an emergency, always call 911 or go to your local emergency services immediately.