{Guest blog} The unexpected can put a damper on things

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees.

Any type of personal or major crisis is disruptive and stressful by nature. Abnormal situations tend to throw us off emotionally. You may feel shock, fear, helplessness, guilt, anger, disappointment or a combination of feelings.When life throws you a curveball, allow yourself to talk about how you feel, be angry or grieve however you need to. Here are some other do’s and don’ts for coping with crisis:

It is okay if you need a little encouragement and support to express how you’re feeling. Call the behavioral health number on the back of your insurance card to talk to a mental health professional and develop a plan to help you move forward after a crisis, or any life change.

Your behavioral health benefit, through New Directions, offers support to help you find in-network doctors, locate community resources, and define and achieve your goals when it comes to mental health.

New Directions Behavioral Health

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