Mental Health Resources
Mental health refers to how we feel, think, and act. It’s an important part of our overall wellbeing. Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. One in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year, which means we all know someone it affects.
Good mental health may require a combination of diet, exercise, support, medication or therapy. Talk to your doctor about which options may work best for you.
As your employer, the State of Minnesota cares about your mental health, both at work and at home. Below are additional resources, available through your employee benefits, that can support your mental health and wellbeing.
Coverage under Minnesota Advantage Health Plan
Your medical benefits include coverage for mental health care. Though SEGIP requires a referral from your primary care provider for most specialty care, you can self-refer to a mental health practitioner near you. Check out the mental health topic in the table of contents of the Summary of Benefits for the Advantage Health Plan
or the High Deductible Health Plan
to learn more about covered services and costs.
Each of the State of Minnesota’s health plan administrators offer virtual visits that can connect you to a mental health provider. These visits can be helpful if there are long wait times for providers in your area, or if you prefer this type of visit. Contact your health plan carrier to learn more about virtual care.
- BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota. Contact 651-662-5090 to learn more about Doctors on Demand.
- HealthPartners. Contact 952-883-7900 to learn more about Doctors on Demand.
- PreferredOne. Contact 763-847-4477 to learn more about MDLive.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Through the EAP Work/Life Counseling service, employees and their family members are eligible for confidential counseling sessions free of charge. Each individual in your family is eligible for five sessions per topic, each year at no cost to you. Sessions can take place with a network counselor in your area, by phone or video call. Our network of counselors can also recommend additional resources within the community or your health plan, if needed. Learn more about EAP Work/Life Counseling services.
Self-care materials and resources
Our EAP Work/Life Counseling service provides a variety of articles, assessments, videos and webinars that can support your mental health. This information is available through our vendor, LifeMatters.
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Wellbeing program to support your overall health
Research shows that a healthy lifestyle benefits your mental health and can prevent and reduce symptoms of mental illness. The State of Minnesota’s wellbeing program provides a variety of challenges and activities that support your physical and mental health, offered through our program vendor, Virgin Pulse.
Family Medical Leave Act
You might qualify for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). For additional information contact agency human resource office.