Mental Health Awareness Month
May is devoted to raising awareness for mental health. Many of us experience issues over the course of our lifetime, ranging from “feeling blue” to something more serious. No matter what is happening, it is important to know you do not have to face this alone. Today and every day, support is standing by for you and your family. Read on to learn more.
Understanding common mental health conditions
Mental health conditions are more common than most people realize. And in times of extreme stress, even more people experience symptoms that affect their daily lives – which is normal and expected. Sometimes these symptoms go away when stress subsides, but sometimes they don’t.
Learn more about common mental health conditions, and how to seek treatment for yourself or a loved one.
Beyond Well podcast
Podcasts are a great way to absorb new information – portable, time-efficient and entertaining. HealthyYou offers the Beyond Well Mental Health podcast to help you reclaim your balance and learn about topics like isolation, anxiety, or depression. They also explore the search for meaning and happiness, and ideas to reclaim balance in our lives.
OEBB members can listen to it on the
HealthyYou portal here.
Mental health resource: Find your words
Offering support and asking for help are more important than ever. Mental health matters, and we should talk about it — just like we talk about physical health.
Find Your Words offers support for these conversations, as well as information about available resources and links to peer support and professional care. Learn more.
Mental health benefits through your medical plan
If you have OEBB medical coverage, you can access mental health resources, counseling and coaching through your medical plan. It’s a great way to understand the state of your mental health, set sustainable goals, and begin feeling better.
Moda Health members can access
Meru Health, a 12-week online program with daily text support from a licensed therapist.
Kaiser Permanente members can work with a
health coach or download
mobile apps MyStrength or Calm.
Mindset Matters BINGO! Challenge
All aspects of our health are intertwined and contribute to mental wellbeing. The Mindset Matters Bingo Challenge is designed to inspire small steps for movement, nutrition, sleep, mindset, financial wellness and social health.
Mental Wellbeing Check-in
Regular check-ins on your mental health play an important overall role in your wellbeing! Just like your annual physical, a mental wellbeing check-in can catch issues before they become more serious.
You can keep in touch with your emotional health with the Wellbeing Check tool in the Uprise Health Digital Mental Health Platform to keep in touch with your levels of stress and wellbeing.
HealthyYou Activity Challenge
It's not too late!
Register by May 11
for the HealthyYou Physical Activity Challenge! Show off your moves, May 4 through May 31
by exercising for 30 minutes per day for 21 out of 28 days. HealthyYou will have a BONUS Energizer series for everyone who registers. View the HealthyYou flyer to learn more.