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Mental Health

Programs and care options that support your mental health and wellbeing.

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:

  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Grief & family difficulties
The Service Benefit Plan covers professional services by licensed professional mental health and substance use disorder providers. We also have online resources that can support your day-to-day mental health right here on our site.

Warning Signs

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.

Common Warning Signs

  • Feeling excessively sad, withdrawn or anxious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.

Connect with a licensed specialist

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.

Self-help tips

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

Someone’s always here to listen

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.        

Behavioral health support from wherever you’re most comfortable

With our telehealth services from Teladoc®, you can connect with a licensed mental health specialist online, by phone or mobile app. Get ongoing support for depression, grief and more.

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