{Guest blog} Improve and maintain your mental health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Maintaining your mental health is just as important as your physical health. By prioritizing your emotional, psychological and social well-being, you are better equipped to deal with stressful times more effectively and feel better overall. Here are some tips to improve … Continue reading {Guest blog} Improve and maintain your mental health

{Guest Blog} BIPOC Mental Health Awareness

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Mental health is essential for everyone, so that’s why it’s important to highlight the different needs and experiences of those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). By taking time to understand the unique identities and experiences of … Continue reading {Guest Blog} BIPOC Mental Health Awareness

Finding the right mental health care provider, at your fingertips

Mental health is an important part of your overall health and well-being. It affects how you think, feel and act. It also determines how you handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) recognizes the importance of supporting mental health efforts and has teamed up with MiResource to offer a personalized approach to those seeking mental … Continue reading Finding the right mental health care provider, at your fingertips

{Guest blog} Join us to #StopSuicide

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to make sure our members and employees have access to the behavioral health resources they need. You could save a life. It’s no secret that this past year has been hard on everyone. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there has been an increase in depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions – all risk factors that … Continue reading {Guest blog} Join us to #StopSuicide

{Guest blog} Young people and suicide

You’ve probably seen or heard about rising suicide rates in the news – it’s scary, right? Right now, we are seeing suicide rates among young people reach the highest levels since 2000. The good news is suicide is preventable, and there are things you can do to support others and help change those statistics. Whether you have a child at home, work with kids or … Continue reading {Guest blog} Young people and suicide

We must focus on our mental health during COVID-19 pandemic – a message from our CEO

How are you doing today? It’s a question we ask each other all the time, mostly out of courtesy. We ask it so often, in fact, that the question has lost much of its meaning. We seldom ask it expecting an honest answer. That’s too bad, because these days a lot of our neighbors need us to ask that question — and mean it. The … Continue reading We must focus on our mental health during COVID-19 pandemic – a message from our CEO

{Guest blog} Know the signs of a mental illness

If you notice you or someone you care about seems “off,” you might be onto something. Knowing the signs of mental health issues and early intervention are key to getting proper help and support. While a single symptom might not be a reason for significant concern, a combination or sudden onset of any of the following symptoms may indicate the need for professional help. In … Continue reading {Guest blog} Know the signs of a mental illness