Being diagnosed with a mental health issue can be challenging. You and your family members might have feelings or questions. These short videos are created by people who have been diagnosed, treated and have moved to recovery and by an expert psychiatrist who can speak about treatment. Your diagnosis is the beginning of your move to wellness. These videos can help you start the journey with confidence.
Your Mental Health
For Your Loved One
Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It includes having a positive mental and emotional attitude based in reality. Mental illnesses are real diseases but they can be successfully treated. You can live your life to the fullest in recovery. Resiliency allows you maintain balance in the face of life's ups and downs.
We all worry and experience mood swings. Many people wonder sometimes if they have mental problems and some are afraid to get help. They may feel sad or elated, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, fearful disoriented, or forgetful. Relationships may become difficult. Something feels wrong. Life may be a struggle. If feelings or symptoms are affecting life, consider getting help.
Professional Mental Health Help
Medications and a variety of therapies (psycho, talk, play, art and more) can help. There are many types of mental health specialists that help with mental, emotional and behavioral problems. We offer detailed information on finding and selecting a mental health clinician.
After you login to the member side of this site, the "Health & Well-Being" area has resource centers for many mental health issues. Each center provides clinician reviewed information about the symptoms, diagnosis, tests, treatment, prevention and recovery. Self-screeners and a variety of self-help programs are included in some of the centers.
"The Health & Well-Being" center includes stress, mental health conditions such as depression, ADHD, Alzheimer's, and PTSD, as well as addictions, substance use disorder, tobacco cessation, eating disorders, grief, traumatic brain injury, healthy aging, recovery and resiliency and more. A Suicide Prevention training program is available. There are separate centers for young people since symptoms and treatments may vary. Where available, age-appropriate content for children and teens is listed as well.
Each center links you to real people who can help. A behavioral health clinician search tool is available to help you find the right mental health service provider near you. Members can access a 24/7 support line (support number is available on the site after you login).
The Prevention Centers provide information to help with the following commonly occurring behavioral health disorders:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Addiction
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The Preventive Centers provide information that you can use on your own or you can discuss with your clinician. The main goal of this information is to help you learn more about depression, ADHD, or alcohol and drug abuse and addiction, and help you to get professional help if you believe that you or your child have one of these conditions. The treatment outcomes for these conditions may be better the earlier the condition is identified and treated.
You will find the following information for each center:
- A screening tool to help you decide whether to seek care.
- Articles about each condition and how it is treated.
- A list of organizations you can contact if you want more information about a condition and its treatment.
- Contact information for self-help groups if you want to talk with others who can provide support and encouragement.
- Information on how to contact United Behavioral Health if you have questions or concerns.
The Prevention Centers also contain information and tools for behavioral health and primary care providers.
*Resources and information available to you on liveandworkwell.com may vary depending on your benefit.