Mental health is about your social and emotional well-being – it’s what helps you manage the stresses of everyday life, take care of yourself, contribute to the world, and connect with friends, family, co-workers, and community.
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Some days, our bodies are healthier than others – and the same is true for our minds. Our mental health can change over time, especially when life feels overwhelming.
Poor mental health can affect your thoughts, feelings, moods or behaviors. If you’ve experienced mental health problems, you’re not alone: 1 in 5 New Yorkers are affected in a given year.
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Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to say to someone who is struggling with their mental health. However, with 1 in 5 New Yorkers affected by a mental health disorder each year, it’s important to know how to have a conversation about mental health to support our family members, friends, co-workers, and community members who may be dealing with mental health issues.
Here are some helpful things to say to someone who may be dealing with a mental health issue:
Helpful things to consider when starting a conversation about mental health:
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If you or someone you know may be affected by a mental health problem, help is available:
The New York City Employee Assistance Program (NYC EAP) offers free and confidential resources, support, and referrals to employees and their family members.
EAP can also help you navigate health insurance coverage and identify appropriate mental health care and providers for their needs.
EAP’s services are completely confidential and will not affect your job status. Your first visit to the EAP will be covered as an excused absence in CityTime.
You can reach the EAP at 212-306-7660 or at email@example.com.
Your regular health care provider can also offer information and help. To find a provider in your network call the number on the back of your health insurance card or visit the Health Benefits Program to find your health plan website.
If someone is in immediate danger of harming him or herself, or someone else, call 911.
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All health plans offered through the City provide extensive mental health and substance misuse coverage with very modest copays.
The table below details the in-network coverage for the no-cost plans selected by the majority of active City employees:
|In-Network Coverage for Mental Health/Substance Misuse
|$0 copay: Preferred Providers
$15 copay: Participating Providers
|$300 copay per admit and
$750 max copay per calendar year
$0 copay: Preferred Providers
For substance misuse care, up to 20 visits per calendar year may be used for family counseling.
$100 copay pay per admission