Mental Health Benefits Through Aetna

Beth Dean 08.08.23
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Did you know that mental health assistance is among the most sought-after employee benefits? (Source: Forbes) Nextep’s Aetna health plans are committed to providing comprehensive coverage for your mental and behavioral health needs. Let’s explore how we can support your healthier mind and body journey using your health benefits.

Your mental health is a crucial part of your overall health. That’s why Aetna offers a range of mental health resources designed to support your holistic well-being. Whether focusing on your mental health or supporting a loved one, your Aetna benefits are here to help. They offer self-care tips for improving your mental health and well-being, assistance in managing conditions, and additional support, including helplines, mental health screeners, and more.

According to Mental Health America, 47 million adults in the US have a mental health condition. We want to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health by encouraging open conversations. Remember, it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. Seeking help is a sign of strength.

When it comes to receiving care, you have options. Your primary care provider (PCP) is sometimes the first to realize you need help. They are well-equipped to guide you to the right resources. Additionally, federally qualified health clinics (FQHCs) provide free or low-cost care and services, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment based on your income. Find an FQHC near you.

Aetna works closely with top universities and research groups to ensure they offer safe and effective treatment options. Their collaboration helps us better understand the intricate relationship between our minds and bodies.

Here are two key treatment options they cover:

  • Behavioral therapy: Also known as talk therapy, this is one of the primary ways to treat mental health conditions. It can help you identify and manage the underlying issues affecting your well-being.
  • Medication therapy: Many medications effectively treat conditions like depression and substance use disorders. Your doctor can prescribe the right medicine for you, provide guidance on its usage and potential side effects, and answer any questions.

Maintaining open communication with your doctor is crucial, even as you start to feel better. They can guide you through your treatment, help you manage your medication, and support your journey toward better mental health.

\When you’re ready, visit your Aetna account for additional support and resources to help you feel better. You deserve to prioritize your mental health and well-being.

Qualified Nextep clients can also get assistance finding mental health resources by contacting your Health Advocate.

 

Get confidential help for your benefits questions with Nextep's Health Advocate, Learn more.

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