Mental Wellness Support for You & Your Family

During times of stress and uncertainty, we must remember to take care of our mental wellness along with our physical health. Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.

Ways to Cope with Stress

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.

  • Take care of your body.

  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.

  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.

  • Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.

  • Avoid alcohol and drugs.

  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.

  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Mental Health Resources

We are at a time in this pandemic where the shock has worn off and we’re adjusting to a new way of life. More than ever, it’s important that we move from thinking of self-care as a luxury to weaving it into our everyday routines and modeling this for our family. As with frequent handwashing recommendations for the sake of personal hygiene and physical immunity, we need to continually engage in activities that enhance our resilience… or psychological immunity.  

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:

Aetna: Health and Wellbeing Benefits for Members

TELEDOC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BENEFIT: To schedule an appointment for behavioral health services, go to Teledoc Sign-in 

FREE CORONAVIRUS TESTING AND DOCTOR VISITS: You’ll have $0 cost-sharing for any diagnostic testing and doctor visits related to COVID-19. 

FREE AETNA NURSE MEDICAL LINE: 1-800-556-1555 (TTY: 711) 

FREE MENTAL WELLBEING SUPPORT SERVICES: For help coping with the emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, call the Aetna crisis response line at 1-833-327-2386 (TTY: 711). 

ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AVAILABLE FROM AETNA: Click here for more resources.

LINKS TO OUTSIDE RESOURCES: Download - Resources for Coping with COVID-19 

MINDCHECK ONLINE TOOL: Provides a simple way to get a quick read on your emotional health and how to improve it. The online tool measures your mindset, gives immediate feedback, and resources to maintain a positive outlook. Visit the website at https://www.mindchecktoday.com/.