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Manage Stress & Mental Health

Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. 

Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.

Get Assistance (EAP)

Get Assistance (EAP)

Contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 24/7/365 for free, confidential counseling, connecting you to community resources (child/elder care, legal resources, college planning), learning to manage emotions (depression, loss, grief, anxiety), overcoming addiction & improving relationships (safety concerns, parenting).

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Get Counseling*

Get Counseling*

Get Free Virtual Counseling (MDLIVE)*
Connect 24/7/365 virtually to a licensed therapist or psychiatrist trained to treat many non-emergency conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress).
Log in to www.myCigna.com  > Find Care & Costs > Talk to a Doctor or Nurse 24/7 > Counseling > MDLIVE, or call 888-726-3171.

Get Virtual & In-Person Counseling*
Use your Cigna medical plan mental health services to work with a licensed therapist or psychiatrist to improve your emotional well-being and mental health.
Log in to www.myCigna.com  > Find Care & Costs. Locate a network doctor by type or name.
Co-payment required

Use Emotional Well-Being Apps*
Connect with counselors by phone, video or text at Ginger, Talkspace, Alma, Sondermind, Brightside and more.
Log in to www.myCigna.com  > Find Care & Costs > Talk to a Doctor or Nurse 24/7 > Counseling.
Copayment required

*Medical Plan Participants only

In Crisis? Get Help Now

In Crisis? Get Help Now

Are you feeling overwhelmed by sadness, depression, anxiety, or hopelessness?  Do you have thoughts of hurting yourself, or have you begun to act on those thoughts?  Call or text one of these crisis hotlines for immediate support and help.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1: or text 838255
  • The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ youth: 1-866-488-7386
  • The Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Looking for more help and not sure where to start?  Call BJC EAP at 888-505-6444.

Use Free Self-Care Resources for Health Care Workers

Use Free Self-Care Resources for Health Care Workers

Become More Resilient

Become More Resilient

This site provides resources from across the system to help you learn more about building and strengthening resiliency. You will find activities, articles, videos, and other resources surrounding Meaning, Self-Care, Relationships, Self-Awareness, and Optimism.

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Free Resiliency Questionnaire
Use Cigna’s one minute resiliency questionnaire to identify how resilient you are today, and simple steps you can take to help build your resilience skillset.

Join a BJC Connections Group

Join a BJC Connections Group

Inclusion can be described as feeling as though you belong. And sometimes an important step to inclusiveness is connecting with others.

Our BJC Connections Groups are designed to do just that — connect you with others.

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Community Resources

Community Resources

Resources and services (e.g. food, financial help, shelter, transportation) available in your community.