Here's the latest news from our healthcare providers and partners.
Mental Health Awareness Quiz, Webinar, and Tool Kit
In observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, Benefits is offering the interactive quiz, “Mental Health: Myth versus Fact” at this link. Watch this video in which ComPsych answers your counseling questions. They are offering a free live Mental Health Awareness webinar on Wednesday, May 25, at 12:00 p.m. Click here to register. There is also an online mental health tool kit available, which allows you to access articles, tips, and on-demand training. Click here to access the tool kit. If you or a member of your household need to speak to someone about life’s challenges, ComPsych’s EAP can help. Contact them at 1-833-812-5181.
A Mental Health Awareness for Leaders webinar recording is available here.
Burnout is affecting people everywhere. Here are some brief training sessions that may help:
Balancing Work and Life
Living with Change
Managing Emotions in the Workplace
GuidanceConnect: A Flexible Solution for Accessing Care
A redesigned award-winning website, GuidanceResources® Online, makes it even easier for you to get the support you need, whenever you need it.
What’s new? GuidanceResources® Online is now streamlined to make it easier to find what you need quickly. At the top of the page, we’ve added a “Connect to Care” menu, which offers you instant access to 24/7 live clinical support or you can find a network therapist through the new GuidanceConnectSM feature. View the flyer for more information.
Explore Healthy Ways to Resolve Conflict
Disagreements are bound to come up at home, at work, online or in social circles. How employees handle conflict in these situations can have a significant impact on relationships, for better or worse. Finding the right balance is essential for the health and well‑being of your employees. Our Cigna Life ConnectedSM approach addresses five dimensions of overall well-being: physical, emotional, environmental, financial and social. Read more on how to resolve conflict.
Mental Health First Aid Monthly Newsletter
Take a closer look into the state of mental health and well-being for minority populations across the country. Mental health and substance abuse use challenges affect minority populations at different rates as compared to the general population. Mental Health First Aid is committed to making mental well-being accessible to all communities. Read more on the MHFA monthly newsletter.
Mental Health Resources for Black Americans:
Education and Support
At this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, pleas for social change echo worldwide. Many people, particularly people of color, are facing elevated levels of stress and anxiety. Many are searching for educational support resources to help them navigate this unprecedented time. The following list from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers mental health support resources for African-Americans, as well as educational resources for understanding racism and racial justice. View this PDF for additional resources.
Mental health problems impact everyone. One in six American adults lives with a mental illness, yet only about half seek treatment.
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, meditation can help reduce stress, chronic pain (such as headaches), and blood pressure, as well as help you quit smoking and better navigate a variety of mental health conditions. It can, however, be a little overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. The road to meditation might be as easy as trying an app.