Mental Health Resources

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With everything going on in the world, it's normal to want some extra help with our mental health right now. Whether you're feeling down, having trouble sleeping, or you just feel a bit off, we have several resources available to help you and your family. 

Now is a good time for us to check in on our emotional well-being.

 

Upcoming Workshops and Webinars

Mindset and Positive Psychology

On Tuesday, May 10, Anna Michalak and Zhiyong Wang will host a virtual presentation on Mindset and Positive Psychology from Stanford University’s Head of Wellness Sarah Meyer Tapia. 
 
Topic: Mindset and Positive Psychology
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 ET              
 
In this workshop we will learn to recognize stress for what it is. We will better understand the physical and psychological impact of meeting stress with more stress vs with a calm, clear presence. We will learn and practice ways to shift our mindsets and activate the enhancing aspects of stress. We’ll discuss the science of gratitude and learn practical, authentic ways to live a fulfilling life. Look for more details and a link to attend this meeting in your inbox.
 

Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

On Tuesday, May 17, our partners at One Medical will present a webinar featuring Dr. Andrew Bertagnolli, PhD and licensed clinical psychologist.
 
Topic: Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Mental Health
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 ET              
 
This webinar  is centered around actionable tips and exercises for improving mental health, such as breathing techniques, journal prompts, and more. We will provide evidence-based tips and resources to improve your mental wellbeing through self care strategies that best fit your needs and lifestyle. Those who attend will also receive a fun mental health themed gift!  Click this link  to register for this event.
 

 

Employee Assistance Program

Carnegie's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free, 24-hour support, including access to counseling, to employees and members of their households. It provides you and members of your household no-cost support and resources for life's everyday challenges. Whether you need tin the moment emotional support, short-term counseling to get you through  challenging life event or access to financial and legal advice, your EAP can be your first place to start. 

Visit www.liveandworkwell.com to learn about the full range of benefits available to you. Register with your HealthSafe ID or browse as a guest with your company access code to get started.


One Medical

One Medical's suite of mental health services is available to help Carnegie employees and their families feel their best emotionally. You can access any of these services to meet your needs--it's free to join!

How can One Medical help your well-being?

  • Mental Health Visits - Book a remote Mental Health Visit so you can talk to your primary care provider from the comfort of your home. Its available for ages 18+ only and is billed just like a regular office visit.
  • Help Finding Specialists - Navigating your mental health on your own can be difficult. Your PCP can help guide you by giving direction about when and where to get specialty care like a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.
  • Remote Group Visits - Led by One Medical providers over video, this group workshop series combines education, skill-building and community support to help you manage stress and anxiety long term. 
    • The program consists of four (4) weekly sessions
    • Available for members is select markets with One Medical offices.
  • Prescriptions - Your PCP can discuss whether medication might be right for you.
  • Get tips from our experts - One Medical is hosting a live webinar on May 17th featuring Dr. Andrew Bertagnolli, PhD and licensed clinical psychologist. He'll answer your questions, provide evidence-based self-care strategies, AND you'll receive a free gift just for attending! Registration information coming soon.

Contact us at hr@carnegiescience.edu to request an activation code, and visit One Medical here.


TalkSpace

Carnegie has partnered with TalkSpace to bring you access to professional, personal and confidential online therapy to you with a series of pre-paid sessions. Now you can get the extra support you need in a way that works for you. With Talkspace, you can reach out to a licensed, in-network Optum Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Provider, 24/7.

To get started:

  • Call Optum at 800-468-8369 to obtain an authorization code prior to registering (first visit only)
  • Register online at https://www.talkspace.com/connect. You'll need the authorization code provided by Optum.

Please note that an authorization code is needed to utilize Talkspace, as it is a virtual visit provider and counts as an EAP visit. When texting a provider, 5 days of texting counts as 1 EAP visit.


tEQuitable

Carnegie offers tEQuitable, an independent and confidential sounding board when you need support or advice. Check out Support Employee Mental Health and Well-Being, an action module from tEQuitable that provides tips on how to create safe spaces for employees to discuss their mental health and well-being.


BurnAlong

Burnalong is here to support you in your health and wellness journey!! BurnAlong also offers health and wellness programs in addition to fitness programs. Services range from one week to 60-day programs. We've highlighted some of BurnAlong's quick stress management classes.  Check out one of our favorite quick stress management tip classes here and share it with your BurnAlong team to take: 

Need Motivation to boost your mental strength? (3 Min)

Hear from Emmitt Smith - an NFL Legend as a running back for 15 seasons. He was a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

https://well.burnalong.com/class/33901

 

Sitting at your desk all day? (4 Min)

Jason Lewis has a goal to help you become less of a desk jockey, and more of a movement specialist. Follow along to relieve tension in your neck and be more relaxed while you respond to your next email.

https://well.burnalong.com/class/15088

 

Need to reduce your stress level? (8 Min)

The #1 quickest way to get back to calm, is through your breath. Follow Laurie Schible - certified as a health, life, and Master of Transformation Coach in this short video that guides you through a simple 5-5-7 breath technique you can use. In just 2 min.

https://well.burnalong.com/class/17224

Don't have a Burnalong account? Visit our BurnAlong page to register now!


Mental Health Awareness Blogs

Are Blogs your jam? Our partners at One Medical have several that may speak to you and meet your needs:

How to Fight Burnout

5 Breathing Exercises for Stress and Anxiety Relief

The Sandwich Generation: Managing Stress While Caring For Others

Primary Care's Role in Mental Health

How To Prevent Outside Stress From Interfering With Workplace Wellness

How To Support BIPOC Mental Health

5 Tips For Managing Post-Pandemic Anxiety

What To Know About Emotional Support Animals

9 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Body

How The News is Impacting Your Mental Health

Navigating Grief: How to Cope With The Loss of a Love One

8 Ways To Support A Loved One Struggling With Their Mental Health