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This month we raise Mental Health Awareness to encourage our members to ask for help early. We also want to help reduce the stigma often associated with asking for help. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on our lives. It’s important to recognize your emotions and ability to cope when facing adversity and challenges in your life. Reaching out to others for support and creating healthy routines to take care of yourself can increase your sense of well-being. 

 

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Call: (628) 652-4600 or (800) 795-2351. Counselors are available for individual confidential telephone counseling and consultations for active employees.

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National Suicide Prevention 

Lifeline, a 24/7 hotline can be reached at (800) 273-8255

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Health Plan Providers

Find Mental Health resources and support from your health plan provider. 

Self-Care

Did you know that mental health also includes emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing? What's Your Mental Health Profile? Take the assessment to learn more.

What Does Self Care Mean?

Self Care is a broad term that means you actively do something to help yourself feel better or make a change. Examples of self-care are checking out resources (e.g., websites) that may have useful information for you, reading books that provide guidance, engaging in outdoor activity, spending time in nature, reaching out to others when you have a problem, or writing out a schedule with small goals for yourself when you need motivation. 

Practice Self-Care With these Resources

What can you do now to practice self-care?

Family Mental Health

Family relationships (partners, children, friends, parents, and extended family members) are ever-changing, can often be complex, and can affect our mental health, behavior and even physical health. Additionally, you or someone you know may have a family member that suffers from mental illness. When family relationships are stable and supportive - it can have a positive impact on someone coping with mental illness.

Mental Health Support For Families

Explore Resources and Tools to help support you and your family: 

  • Positive Parenting: Positive and supportive attitudes are the best prevention strategies.  
  • Credible Mind: Take this assessment to find out if taking care of others is taking a toll on you.
  • Supporting Aging Loved Ones: Make sure to take care of your own mental health. Learn to recognize the signs of caregiver stress. 

Reach out for help when needed to maintain a support system, so that your family's wellbeing can thrive. Make time to check out these resources and tools to help support your family's mental health. 

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Worry & Anxiety

 

Worry is a normal part of life. Most people worry about everyday things such as family, work pressures, health, or money. Worrying about these kinds of things does not typically get in the way of everyday life. However, excessive worry can lead to emotional and mental distress, such as severe anxiety and/or depression.

 

Learn tips to help manage

Learn the signs and symptoms of anxiety: 

  • HelpGuide: Do you worry excessively or feel tense and anxious all day long? Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Anxiety disorders can impact even the smallest details of life. It’s important to get help and learn how to remain resilient during difficult times. Here are some ways you can help yourself move forward:

 

Substance Abuse

 

Mental health and substance abuse affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. As we all learn how to navigate this time of extraordinary uncertainty, it is normal to feel stress, anxious, and fearful. Sometimes these overwhelming feelings of emotions can lead us to self-medicate in order to help us cope. Learn how to recognize the signs of substance abuse and how to get help. 

Learn more on how to tackle addiction

Learn the signs and symptoms of substance abuse: 

  • HelpGuide: Explore the warning signs and symptoms and learn how substance abuse problems develop.
  • Mental Health America: Determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.
  • American Addiction Centers: Take this assessment to learn more about your — or your loved one's — potential addiction severity.

The risk of substance abuse increases greatly during times of transition. Find the support you need today. 


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