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6 ways CHG supports employee mental health

The coronavirus pandemic has been overwhelming. The uncertainty of each day, coupled with social distancing, has many people feeling more isolated than ever. CHG Healthcare provides a wide array of behavioral health services to support our employees and their families during this time. Plus, this September, CHG Healthcare has partnered with Marathon Health to help raise awareness and share additional resources in support of Suicide Prevention Month.

Behavioral health therapists and assistance on your time

“The health and wellbeing of our people has always been a priority at CHG. When the pandemic hit, we knew we needed to make behavioral health resources easily available to all our people and their dependents.” says Carrie Koncar, senior wellness specialist. “We have a variety of resources that all our people can access whenever they need.”

  • Marathon Health – Marathon Health offers behavioral health services to all our employees. They can schedule a virtual appointment with a Marathon provider at any time through the Marathon eHealth portal.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Our EAP is available free of charge to all employees, regardless of whether they are enrolled in medical insurance or not. The EAP provides confidential assistance for legal, financial, and behavioral health issues.
  • Sanvello – Sanvello is an app that offers clinical techniques and tools to help dial down the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. The app teaches mindfulness skills and provides mood and health tracking tools that can be used to improve mental and physical health.
  • Talkspace – Talkspace makes therapy available to everyone. During the sign-up process, employees take a brief assessment and choose a therapist they would like to work with. Then, they can start scheduling video and phone sessions and even text with a therapist.
  • Teladoc – Teladoc is a free telephonic service that enables our employees to schedule free virtual behavioral health counseling appointments for themselves and their dependents over age 18.

Opportunities to understand behavioral health issues on a deeper level

“No matter how alone you feel, there is always help,” says Carrie.

Talking about suicide is our first line of defense. Marathon Health providers are hosting group sessions in September to educate CHG employees about behavioral health issues. These sessions are not mandatory, and employees can access recorded versions later.

Here are some topics our employees can learn more about:

  • How to recognize the warning signs and support suicide survivors
  • Breaking the stigma: How to limit access to lethal means and stories of hope
  • Substance use and suicide
  • Suicide and the socio-economic impact on class, race, gender, age, and minority communities

If you or someone you know is struggling, here are some resources you can share with them.

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About the author

Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller is a senior communications specialist who enjoys building relationships with all of CHG Healthcare’s unique employees. As a former television journalist, storytelling comes naturally to Ashley. She’s always looking for a new way to highlight our people and their contributions to our company, clients, providers, and communities.

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