May is Mental Health Month. Follow LiveWELL on Yammer for additional information on teammate tools and resources around mental health and connect with teammates to help raise awareness.
When presented with life’s challenges, we need a combination of resilience role models, tools, strategies and protected time to help us bounce back.
Being compassionate to ourselves and others can provide a necessary boost we need to handle our roles at home, work and in life.
Practice Emotional and Personal Well-Being
These activities can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health, relationships and job performance.
Join us for Mid-Day Mindfulness Meditation. These sessions are a live opportunity to virtually connect in a safe environment to pause, breathe and re-set. In this uncertain time of uncontrollable situations, collectively we can leverage the power of our breath to practice a moment of self-care. Two options available:
Watch a recorded Mindfulness Meditation webinar at your convenience, any time, from any device:
Click to join the Skype Broadcast five minutes before start of the presentation.
LiveWELL is pleased to offer a free wellness webinar series for teammates and their family and friends to help cope during these turbulent times. Topics include better sleep, managing anxiety and worry, and guidance from expert child therapists on talking with your children about the pandemic. Sessions feature expert therapists, including psychiatrist and author Chris Aiken, MD. These sessions are presented by Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance and the Mood Treatment Center.
Note: Wellness Webinar topics and times are subject to change. CBHA and Mood Treatment Center also offer on-demand webinars. Find the complete list here.
Wednesday, May 13
|Are Your Kids Worried? How to tell. What to do. Register Here. | Register Here|
Friday, May 20
|Couples in Quarantine: Staying Strong in the Midst of Crisis | Register Here|
|Resilience & Stress Reduction On-Demand Webinar
The Resilience & Stress Reduction personal well-being webinar is designed to provide you with resources you need to build your own toolbox of stress reducing techniques to use in a variety of situations. The goal is to identify and manage levels of stress to avoid harmful effects on the body and mind.
Catch Some Better Zzz’s On-Demand Webinar
Find additional resources on the LiveWELL Healthy Sleep Habits page.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Self-Care Webinar
The goals of Code Lavender are to respond immediately to teammate crises, establish a culture of compassion to promote teammate resilience, positively impact patient satisfaction, teammate engagement and retention of teammates.
Connect with Code Lavender (resources available on PeopleConnect).
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. The Atrium Health EAP offers free counseling for teammates and family members by calling 1-800-384-1097.
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.
In response to COVID-19, the EAP program will not count any sessions used during this crisis against the annual limit. EAP is available to help teammates however they can.
Additionally, EAP offers MyStress Tools at no cost to teammates.
For more information check the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website.
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.
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 or 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 email@example.com.
Mental Health Benefits Information from the Health Plan Summary Plan Document
See Appendix A. Page 112-113
Atrium Health’s Behavioral Health Help Line is 704-444-2400. The Physician and APP Well Being Help Line is 704-444-5877. Both resources are staffed 24/7 with licensed professionals.
Mental Health America has screening tools to help identify signs of:
A screening is a tool that has been proven by research to help identify symptoms of a mental health disorder. MHA's screening tools provide an anonymous, free and private way to learn about your mental health and if you are showing warning signs of a mental illness. Find a self-help tool that’s right for you.
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 to visit these locations:
Self Guided Websites/Apps to Breathe or Meditate