Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with Lucet to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. Whatever happens in your life, make your mental health a priority. You’ll feel good and deal with stress better. These ideas can keep your spirits up: Keep this list handy and … Continue reading Boosting your mental health
Welcome to the no-excuse zone as we discuss the mental and physical health benefits of taking a vacation. Put aside your workload, worries and job security woes and let’s look at why you are actually dying to take a vacation and how to prioritize that in your daily life. Why vacations are important Each generation has a work ethic ingrained into their daily lives. Science is … Continue reading Health benefits of vacations
You’ve taken a great first step to improve your mental health just by coming to this page. Whether you’re here for yourself or a loved one, rest assured Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is ready to walk you through the maze of Medicare’s mental health coverage for 2022 and beyond. Our services are custom-tailored to the unique needs of Kansans. Mental health care … Continue reading What does Kansas Medicare cover for mental health care?
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with Lucet to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. After a loss, it’s not uncommon for people to experience grief. Grief commonly occurs in five stages. Experiencing one or more of these stages can provide you the comfort and peace of mind that you are moving forward in a positive direction … Continue reading Moving From Grief to Acceptance
It can be difficult to find time to rest and relax with looming to-do lists and various responsibilities. However, try to make it a priority to incorporate some downtime in your daily life. When you know you need a break, give yourself permission to relax and recharge. Finding BalanceLife is about finding balance. Don’t feel guilty for giving yourself a break at times. Luckily, our … Continue reading Finding time for rest and relaxation
We all need an escape from reality now and then, whether that’s a relaxing vacation or a great book. Psychosis, however, refers to a loss of contact with reality. It may mean seeing or hearing things that aren’t there. A person may have trouble knowing what is real and what isn’t. Certain mental disorders and drug abuse could cause psychosis. The good news: effective treatments … Continue reading Early treatment, team approach help psychosis
Caregivers need to focus on their own well-being to properly succeed at caregiving and avoid compassion fatigue. There are five crucial aspects of self-care, including getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, exercising, having relaxation time and having social support. Caregivers can improve their quality of life and increase their levels of happiness by directing their attention inward and taking more time to care for themselves. … Continue reading Caregivers Need Self-Care Too
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Nobody plans to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, yet it happens often. Plenty of people can enjoy the occasional alcoholic drink or take prescribed pain medications and still lead a healthy life. But addiction develops slowly over time, which is … Continue reading Mental health and substance abuse disorders