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Mental Health

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

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. You can find a mental health professional using our online directory here. Use search terms like counseling. You can also narrow the list of providers by type of mental health professional (i.e., Specialty), whether or not they accept new patients and other criteria.

Keep in mind that it might take time for you to find the right mental health professional for your needs, lifestyle and situation. We recommend getting referrals from your friends and your doctor. 

Talk to a professional

It can be helpful to talk about how you’re feeling with a mental health professional.

There are several types of mental health professionals, including:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners
  • Counselors, clinicians & therapists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Certified alcohol & drug abuse counselors

 

These professionals provide care in different settings like:

 

 

Self-help tips

While it might take time to find the right 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:

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

 

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HELLO to 741741

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.

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

Get virtual 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. It's a stress-free and cost-effective way to get support from anywhere. Many providers are also accepting new patients. Teladoc mental health services are available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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