Mental & Behavioral Health

With the world-changing events of the coronavirus pandemic, symptoms of stress and anxiety have increased for many. If you’re living with mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, addiction or loneliness, you may be feeling that stress more than normal. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments and care options available.

Whether you’re dealing with addiction or just want someone to talk to, we can help. CareFirst offers a variety of thoughtful resources that address the importance of identifying, treating and caring for your behavioral, mental and emotional health and well-being. Here are some resources to help you can ease your day-to-day pressure and stress.

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Find a Provider & Resources

Our dedicated support team can direct you to the right provider or resource for your specific needs.

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Behavioral Healthcare Coordination

Receive one-on-one support from a care coordinator.

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CareFirst Video Visit

Talk to a licensed psychologist or therapist from the privacy of home. These professionals are available from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. ET, seven days a week. The cost varies depending on your insurance benefits, but the cost will always be visible before you accept or begin a session.

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Substance Use Recovery Program

If you’re struggling with addiction, CareFirst offers a program to assist in your recovery.

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Help for Parents

This time’s been especially tough on children. As a parent, family member or caregiver to a child receiving behavioral health services, it can get overwhelming. A behavioral healthcare coordinator can be an advocate for you and your child.

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Identifying Mental Health Conditions

Understand the signs of many common mental health conditions like anxiety, depression or addiction, and learn how you can get help. You are not alone. Use these resources to find help for yourself, a family member or friend.

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Additional resources

Log in to the Sharecare app for guided meditation and other stress management tools.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
This site includes a Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide, as well as tips for people with mental illness.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This site provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This site provides a disaster distress line to help people deal with the emotional effects of major disasters.