Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond

Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity for employers to promote awareness of mental health issues, positive mental health practices, and the availability of emotional well-being resources to employees, their workforce, and their communities. Blue Shield’s collection of services, digital tools, and resources can help employers and their employees stay up to speed and address mental health for the modern workforce.

Wellvolution®, our award-winning whole-health platform, is included in all of our portfolio plans and is a great tool for those looking to take control of their health and well-being. Wellvolution contains digital apps and services focusing on improving mental health, staying physically fit, quitting smoking, managing chronic conditions, and much more.

Headspace and Headspace Care are additional tools available for members through Wellvolution. Headspace is a science-backed meditation app built for reducing stress and achieving a better night’s rest. Headspace Care uses text-based chatting to provide mental health coaching along with a self-care library and video-based therapy. Headspace's proven results have shown a reduction in stress by 14% in just 10 days with 70% of Headspace Care members reporting improvement within 12-16 weeks – proof that the sooner members join Wellvolution, the sooner they may see results.

Blue Shield members also have private and secure access to a self-care online portal through CredibleMind. This innovative platform offers personalized mental health and resilience tools and resources, access to more than 230 mental health topics, and utilizes science-based methods to improve mental well-being.

Mental health is impacted by personal, local, and global factors and our collective efforts to these causes are unwavering. From BlueSky, our youth mental health initiative; to sustainability commitments aimed at reducing our carbon footprint; and our Foundation’s annual investments to end domestic violence and achieve health equity – we strive to create a healthcare system worthy of our family and friends.

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