{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} Effective communication

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. Communicating effectively can be complex and require practice and skill. Fortunately, there are specific things that you can do to build your communication tool box. Follow the suggestions below to learn some of the key techniques. Create an … Continue reading {Guest blog} Effective communication

{Guest blog} Balancing work and life

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. Despite the ongoing quest for work-life balance, many of us struggle to understand what this concept actually means. The truth is, we could all use a little help defining what balance looks and feels like in our lives. … Continue reading {Guest blog} Balancing work and life

3 tips for achieving financial resilience

A lot of people consider themselves resilient. Heck, it’s woven into the fabric of America: pull yourself up by your bootstraps and so on. But what about financial resilience? Are you prepared to prevent or recover from financial shocks, like those caused by natural disasters or more everyday emergencies? Here are some tips to build and sustain financial resilience for you and your family. Tip … Continue reading 3 tips for achieving financial resilience

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

20 years of support for domestic violence survivors

This October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) is celebrating 20 years of the Shield Against Violent Environments (SAVE) program. BCBSKS is committed to providing a safe workplace where domestic violence will not be tolerated. In 2001, we began the SAVE program to assist our employees who are victims of domestic violence; educate our company and others on … Continue reading 20 years of support for domestic violence survivors

Adopt a plant, calm your mind

From arugula to spinach, leafy greens in your diet boost your health. But there’s another way to add more plant power to your life: bring them off the plate and into the flowerpot. Research shows adopting a houseplant has a myriad of mental health benefits. These include: Pruning off stress, slowing a racing heart and easing tension. Paring down the harms of our tech-heavy lives, … Continue reading Adopt a plant, calm your mind

{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