10 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health
Posted by Medavie Blue Cross on January 16, 2023
It turns out that “Blue Monday” isn’t so blue after all. Research dispels the myth that the third Monday of January is the “most depressing day of the year.” However, the challenges we have faced over the past three years and the toll that it has taken on our mental health, is real — very real. There is ample evidence to show that up to one-third of Canadians have been feeling down or have been struggling to cope since COVID-19 turned our lives upside down.
Stress, anxiety, fear and even anger are all normal reactions to the effects and unknowns of major events like the concurrent global health and economic crises that continue to disrupt our lives. However, left unmanaged, these issues can lead to other more serious emotional, psychological, and even physical problems, including heart disease and high blood pressure.
As one of Canada’s leading health solutions partners, we offer a variety of online options to give you quick and easy access to expert care — without having to leave the house. Our digital care platform, Connected Care, offers several Mental Wellness services and supports, including Digital and Text Therapy, which can connect you with a dedicated therapist for guidance and support online.
You can also find a comprehensive list of mental health tools and resources on our website. These range from our Employee and Family Assistance Program, inConfidence, to our wellness portal, My Good Health.
Remember: Even if you don’t have family or friends close by, you are never alone. Go online to check out the mental health offering available through your health insurance plan. Help may be just a call or a few clicks away.