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

{Video} Diagnosing and treating anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental-health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly one-third of both adolescents and adults. According to new research, millennials have become the most anxious generation in history. This episode discusses what anxiety is, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Continue reading {Video} Diagnosing and treating anxiety

Do your part during PTSD Awareness Month

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. More than 5 million people experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year Unfortunately, many of us will experience trauma in our lifetime. A traumatic event could be anything from assault or combat to childhood neglect. Traumatic events can … Continue reading Do your part during PTSD Awareness Month

{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

{Guest blog} How much is too much?

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas partners with New Directions to provide behavioral health screenings, resources and support to our members and employees. Drinking alcohol can lessen tension, reduce inhibitions and ease social interactions. While you can drink safely, drinking too much can be harmful physically, emotionally and economically. During Alcohol Awareness Month, join us in raising awareness of the dangers of unhealthy alcohol … Continue reading {Guest blog} How much is too much?

{Guest blog} Set and achieve your financial goals

After a year of setbacks, postponed plans and well… disappointment, you may be looking forward to getting back to the plans you had before the pandemic – but they may come with a price tag. Start planning now! Here are some tips on making sure you can afford those big plans. Set goals Make sure your goals are realistic, detailed and clear – then write … Continue reading {Guest blog} Set and achieve your financial goals