Mental Wellbeing Resource Center


Virtual Mental Health

Mental Wellbeing Resource Center

The uncertainty of what tomorrow may bring can cause anxiety, worry and fear. While this is a normal response to stress, this uncertainty can feel overwhelming, especially when things seem (and are) out of your control. Take some time for yourself to tap into these useful benefits. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

As an employee or retiree you have access to a valuable Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by Cigna at no additional cost. EAP personal advocates will work with you and your household family members to help you resolve issues you may be facing, connect you with the right mental health professionals, direct you to a variety of helpful resources in your community and more.

Cost

  • No cost to you
  • Can share EAP with someone in your household

EAP Services
The EAP offers access to face-to-face counselors in your area, as well as Cigna EAP phone consultants to help process life stresses and improve well-being.

  • Counseling - Each person may use up to 8 face-to-face counseling sessions per issue per year.
  • Legal assistance - 30-minute consultation with an attorney face-to-face or by phone (employment-related issues not covered)
  • Financial - 30-minute telephone consultation with a qualified specialist on topics such as debt counseling or planning for retirement
  • Parenting - Resources and referrals for childcare providers, before- and after-school programs, camps, adoption organizations, child development, prenatal care and more.
  • Eldercare - Resources and referrals for home health agencies, assisted living facilities, social and recreational programs and long-distance care giving.
  • Pet care - Resources and referrals for pet sitting, obedience training, veterinarians and pet stores.
  • Identity theft - 60-minute consultation with a fraud specialist.

How to Get Started

  • Contact Cigna any day, anytime - 1.800.244.6224
  • Log in or register at myCigna.com

Virtual EAP & Behavioral Health Visits

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Schedule a virtual counselling session with licensed therapists to help manage and support your mental health! EAP can be used by your (or members of your household) to help resolve issues you may be facing, connect you with the right mental health professionals, direct you to a variety of helpful resources in your community and more. Virtual EAP sessions can be conducted on your smartphone, tablet or computer! 

Click here to get started! or call 800.244.6224

MDLive Virtual Behavioral Care

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MDLive Virtual Behavioral Care provides you with quality behavioral and mental health care whenever and wherever it's convenient for you!  Have private and secure sessions with psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed counselors, marriage/family therapists and social workers through video or on the phone. MDLive Virtual Behavioral care aims to support you in facing life's challenges.

Click here to get started!

Happify

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Happify allows you to build skills for long lasting happiness. Take control of your emotional health with this free app including science-based games, exercise and activities to strengthen your mental health! You can access Happify on your phone, tablet or computer.

Click here to get started!

iPrevail

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iPrevail is a digital program that allows you to access 24/7 mental health support with on-demand coaching, lessons and more! You can connect through interactive lessons made just for you, a peer coach and others who face similar situations and know what you're going through. With iPrevail, you don't have to be alone.

Click here to get started!

Art Break!

Stuck and stressed at home? Choose from a selection of calming coloring pages for you and the whole family! Meditative art allows you to express your creative side while improving your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Reduce stress, improve self-esteem and feel better overall. Select a link below, print and create!

Fox Design
Bird Design
Flower Design
Skull Design
Ocean Mandala
Lion Design
Mandala One
Mandala Two
Mandala Three

Aromatherapy Benefits

Aromatherapy can have different well being benefits including:

  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
  • Improved sleep

Essential Oils are natural compounds extracted from plants. Essential oils, used in aromatherapy, activates receptors within the nose that can regulate emotions and other bodily systems. Different essential oils have varying well being benefits. Essential oils can be applied externally on the skin in small droplets including the forehead and temples. Essential oil diffusers can also be used to disperse essential oil particles in the air for inhalation for therapeutic purposes.

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Sources & More Information

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/aromatherapy/faq-20058566
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/aromatherapy-do-essential-oils-really-work
https://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/about-aromatherapy/most-commonly-used-essential-oils

Class Pass Workouts

Class Pass is an app with a library of different workouts from certified instructors around the world! You can stream free, live & on demand workouts that you can do anywhere. Relieve stress and focus your energy on yourself through yoga, strength training and more!

This app is free to use, click here to try it now!

Workouts completed on this app do not count towards the Healthy Actions Medical Plan.

Harris County Employee Wellness
1310 Prairie, Suite 970
(713) 274-5500, Option 9 | wellness@bmd.hctx.net