If you are feeling chronic anxiety or symptoms of depression, you may want to speak to a mental health provider. Mental health providers can help you set up a care plan to help manage your symptoms. Mental health is an important part of your overall health and paying attention to it can help improve your wellbeing.
There are many things to consider when you are looking for a mental health provider. Here are a few ways you can narrow your search:
You can find a mental health provider by using our Blue Cross of Idaho member app or selecting the Find Care tool on our member portal. Make sure you are logged in so that you see providers in your network.
Make sure that you go to your follow-up appointments with your mental health provider, as well as any other providers you have. If you can’t make a scheduled appointment time, reschedule for a time that is more convenient for you.
Follow-up appointments also help your providers check in on your progress and health to see if they need to make any changes to your care plan. You should also talk with your providers about any treatments or services you are getting with other providers so they can better coordinate your care.
Additionally, be sure to follow up with your providers, ideally within a week after any hospital admission, and to tell them about any medication changes. When you’re admitted to a hospital, sometimes your medications or the dosage may change. It may still need to be adjusted for your best recovery once you leave the hospital. Let your providers know if you had any changes to your medications.
In addition to meeting with a mental health provider, here are a few simple things you can do every day to help you manage your mental health:
Mental health problems can make it difficult to feel like you’re in control. But with consistent effort to improve how you manage your mental health, you can start to focus more of your attention on spending time with your loved ones and doing things that bring you joy.
If you or someone you know are struggling with mental illness or a substance use disorder, here are some resources that can help you get support:
Posted: January 25, 2023