Let’s talk: Mental Health Awareness Month
Find resources and support for your well-being
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 American adults1 are dealing with a mental health issue. There are times when all of us may feel overwhelmed, sad or anxious. Family concerns, work stress and even social issues can impact our health.
There is hope if you or a loved one are dealing with stress, depression or addiction. Whether you’re seeking support for everyday challenges or more long-term concerns, we are here to help.
Explore your options
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so if you’ve thought of asking for help, now is a good time to reach out.
To get started, call the number on your health plan ID card to speak with an advocate and learn more about behavioral health programs that may be available to you. The advocate can also help you find a local network provider or a virtual provider that can provide remote behavioral health support.
You may also call 1-855-780-5955 to access our 24/7, free and confidential Substance Use Disorder Helpline. In an emergency, call 911 or get to an emergency room as soon as possible.
What is behavioral health?
Behavioral health (or mental health) includes your emotional, psychological and social health. It affects how you think, feel and act, and impacts all areas of life. Life experiences, biological factors and family history all impact mental health.
Some of the concerns that behavioral health professionals handle include:
- Anxiety or stress
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Anger management
- Coping with grief or loss
- Marital problems
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Compulsive spending or gambling
These conditions are treatable, with help.
We’re ready to talk.
Call the number on your health plan ID card to speak with an advocate to learn more about available behavioral health programs or to find a provider. You may also reach the free, confidential Substance Use Disorder Helpline anytime at 1-855-780-5955.
1National Institute of Mental Health. Post by Former NIMH Director Thomas Insel: Mental Health Awareness Month: By the Numbers. Accessed February 25, 2019.