Resilience and Well-Being

When presented with life’s challenges, we need a combination of resilience role models, tools, strategies and protected time so that we don’t just bounce back…we bounce HIGHER! When we are particularly challenged, we need a combination of resilience role models, tools strategies and protected time so that we don’t just bounce back…we bounce HIGHER!

The LiveWELL team is committed to help teammates focus on physical, financial and personal health. Being compassionate to ourselves and others can provide a necessary boost we need to handle our roles at home, work and in life.

Use the following resources or your own personal favorites, to make time to practice emotional/personal well-being. These activities can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health, relationships and job performance.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP program is designed to help you and your family emotionally cope with all types of issues – marital conflicts, financial problems, job stress, legal issues and more.

EAP is a short-term, solutions-focused counseling program. All teammates, regardless of benefit eligibility, and their family members can use up to six sessions with a licensed counselor, at no charge. If more than six sessions are needed, counselors will provide external referrals that can be used for a fee.

Provided on a confidential basis, EAP counselors offer help when you need it most. For more information check the EAP website or call 704-355-5021.


Chaplains Grand Rounds

Compassion is intrinsic to our human condition. Compassion has power and can be a game-changer in life and health both for the recipient and the giver. This 9-part series addresses the false split that seemingly exists between compassion and science (compassion is fluff while science is hard). Research indicates that there is a science of compassion that clearly shows how caring makes a difference outcomes.

Join in to explore how compassion affects health, healthcare, and healthcare providers.

December 19, 2019 “Compassion for the Mind” Bettyanna Bremer, BCC
January 16, 2020 “Quality and Compassion” Roger Blake and Rich Miller, LEAN
February 20, 2020
"How Compassion Impacts Revenue" Tri Lang, MHA
March 19, 2020
"Self-Care Leads to Best Care" Leah Leath, BCC
April 16, 2020 "Compassion Can Be Learned" Tina Barrs, PhD
May 21, 2020 "Compassion as Antidote to Burnout"
Greg Hathaway, BCC

These presentations:

  • Take place at Suzanne Hill Freeman Auditorium on the campus of Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center from 12 to 1 p.m. 
  • Telecast through telemedicine to other Atrium Health sites, viewers can Skype in at 704-586-9720 (ID# 18348416).

Each session is recorded and can be sent as a link to individual computers for viewing at leisure. If you wish to be on this “Link List” please email


Pet visitation has been clinically proven to help lower blood pressure and reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems. This deliberate interaction with a pet has been scientifically proven to provide a calming – even healing – experience.

Pet Therapy is facility-specific and not available at all facilities. Contact your volunteer coordinator for more information.

Atrium Health believes in integrating peaceful spaces throughout our System to promote healing and alleviate suffering. These spaces are meant to be nurturing and therapeutic, to reduce stress for our patients and teammates. Take time

  1. CMC/LCH Rooftop Garden
  2. CMC Mercy Healing Garden and Meditation Area
  3. CHS NorthEast Labyrinth and Teaching Garden
  4. Atrium Health University City Teaching Garden

Self Guided Websites/Apps to Breathe or Meditate

Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, LLC coordinates Atrium Health teammate coverage for mental health and substance abuse services.

Atrium Health Teammate Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

In order to receive benefits for non-emergency care, you must receive advance certification by calling CBHA at 1-800-475-7900 and you must use a CBHA provider. Search for CBHA network providers.

About CHA

As a provider-owned managed behavioral health organization, CBHA values our provider network as one of our most valuable assets. CBHA is proud of the collaborative relationships we have with our network and CBHA is always open to feedback from our Providers as we strive to improve our policies, programs and processes. CBHA reviews and updates the Provider Manual annually and makes available the updated version on its website every January. CBHA also communicates with our Provider Network via of Provider Newsletter.

Part of our commitment to quality is maintaining a comprehensive network of providers and facilities for our enrollees. Based on the 2008 Provider Satisfaction Survey results, 96% of contracted providers were satisfied with participation on the CBHA provider panel. CBHA maintains a network of over 1400 individual providers and more than 40 facility-based providers throughout North Carolina. With such a complete panel of contracted providers, CBHA expects enrollees to receive outpatient treatment within a travel standard of 30 miles of 30 minutes. The accessibility travel standard for facility-based care is 45 miles or 45 minutes.

The Professional Relations department is responsible for network development, credentialing/re-credentialing, provider orientation, and monitoring provider compliance with CBHA’s policies and procedures. The Professional Relations department is also responsible for conducting site reviews and record audits in some practices to insure compliance with CBHA’s record keeping standards.

Network adequacy is measured against covered lives in each geographic area to determine that sufficient numbers of providers are available to meet the demand for services. Prior to joining the CBHA network, providers must be contracted and credentialed. Credentialing is handled by the CBHA Professional Relations department which performs primary source verification including education, licensure, board certification, malpractice liability coverage, DEA registration (if applicable), and National Practitioner Data Bank reports. After all primary source verification is complete, CBHA’s Behavioral Health Quality Improvement Committee (BQIC), whose membership is comprised of a cross-section of the provider network, is responsible for the final approval for credentialing. Any Provider questions or concerns should be directed to the CBHA Professional Relations Department by calling 1-800-475-7900 or emailing

Mental Health Benefits Information from the Health Plan Summary Plan Document

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Services Note: Requires precertification by CBHA. See Appendix A for details. Atrium Health Network Other In-Network & CBHA Non-Network Inpatient 70% after deductible 60% after deductible 50% after deductible Outpatient Facility 70% after deductible 60% after deductible 50% after deductible Outpatient Physician 75% after deductible 70% after deductible 50% after deductible Psychiatrists (M.D.), psychologists (Ph.D.) or Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) may bill the plan directly. Other licensed mental health practitioners may be asked to file claims under the direction of these professionals, depending on credentialing guidelines.
  • The Plan Participant should call Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CHBA) at (800) 475-7900 to receive certification for services for the treatment of mental health or substance use disorders. CBHA will ensure that all Plan Participants receive necessary and appropriate care while avoiding unnecessary expenses. Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA) is a Third Party Administrator contracted by the Plan to administer and pay claims for mental health and substance use disorders benefits. CBHA is a network of mental health and substance use disorders providers including Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), Licensed Psychologists (PhD), Licensed Psychological Associates (LPA), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed fee-based Practicing Pastoral Counselors (CFBPPC) and Licensed Substance Use Disorders Counselors (LSUDC). When you call CBHA, a trained and licensed mental health or substance use disorders professional will answer your call. He or she will discuss your problem and make a referral for evaluation, counseling or treatment to a Network Provider. Referrals are based on your needs and the Provider’s availability and experience with your kind of problem.
  • Family Therapy / Counseling Family Therapy/Counseling is considered an eligible expense when provided by a licensed mental health practitioner.

See Appendix A. Page 72-73 


Additional Resources