Bringing light to mental health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 03, 2021
Regence mental health
By Regence

With 1 in 5 people in the United States experiencing a mental illness in a given year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Regence recognizes it’s an essential part of health care.

Through the stress of the pandemic, more people have needed extra support, and we’ve worked hard to ensure our members could get the care they needed, from self-guided wellness to virtual therapy.

Regence is proud to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in May and the importance of bringing light to mental health, breaking down stigma and improving the well-being of our communities.

Whether you need occasional emotional support or ongoing mental health care, Regence has a variety of programs to prevent, identify and treat mental health and substance use disorders:

  • Regence Empower, a well-being platform that includes self-guided programs such as Managing Your Stress, Enhancing Your Physical Activity, and Building Resilience.
  • MyStrength, an app that features interactive modules to help manage stress and feelings of social isolation.
  • Telehealth options, through solutions like Doctor on Demand or MDLive, both of which offer behavioral health services for members in need of additional support.
  • Boulder Care, a virtual provider offering 24/7 care nationwide for treating substance use disorders.
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and other behavioral health benefits that are part of your health plan, giving you access to care when you need it.

Regence members who want to understand what is available under their health plan can log into their account on regence.com. Or call us for help finding the right behavioral health resources.

Our customer service professionals are trained in Mental Health First Aid, a globally recognized certification, to better support our members and help them understand and access their mental health benefits. 

Join Regence in bringing light to mental health

During Mental Health Awareness Month and year-round, remember that it’s OK to ask for help. Throughout the month, our experts will share tips for connecting to mental health resources, addressing the stigma associated with seeking care and much more.

Watch our blog and social channels to learn how you can improve your well-being and connect to resources and support.

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