Understanding mental health

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Care for the whole you

Your mind and body are connected. You deserve care that supports your total health — mind, body, and spirit. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, or other mental or emotional issues that interfere with your daily life, we’re here to help.


Did you know?

You don’t need a referral for mental health services.

But your personal doctor is your biggest total health advocate. If you’re struggling, they can connect you with support and help you access care.

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Help is available — and treatment works

If you’re looking for support, you’re not alone. Millions of people seek mental health services every year. We offer many options for members with mental, emotional, and addiction issues — as your partners in health, we’ll help you find what works for you.

Myths and facts about mental health

There are myths about mental health conditions that simply aren’t true. Unfortunately, these negative stereotypes prevent many people from reaching out and getting the help they need. By understanding the truth about mental health, you can spread the word to help raise awareness and fight stigma.

Myth: People with mental health conditions never get better

Fact: Treatment works for more than 8 in 10 people who get help for depression, and as many as 9 in 10 people who get help for panic attacks.

Source: Mental Health America

Myth: People with mental health conditions are just weak

Fact: Many factors can impact mental health — including biology, environment, and challenging life events. Anyone can develop a mental health condition — there’s no single cause, and it isn’t anyone’s fault.

Myth: If I get treatment, my employer will find out

Fact: You decide who you want to tell — and not tell — about your care. Your medical record is confidential, and you can’t lose your job or your health insurance for getting treatment for a mental health or addiction issue. 

Myth: If I get treatment, I’ll have to take medication

Fact: There are many types of treatment. Medication is just one of them — and it’s typically combined with therapy, self-care resources, and other types of support. We don’t automatically recommend medication to everyone — it’s a personal decision members and providers make together.

Need help now? If you think you're having a psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.*