Living a healthy life is more than just staying physically healthy it also encompasses the head, more specifically your mental health. Life has it’s up and downs, when things are going well an individual is beaming with confidence and their state of being is great, but as life has a habit of doing, things can turn for the worst. Generally, over time individuals tend to get better. But every once in awhile a little help is necessary to get your mental health on track.

Mental health is just as important as your physical well-being, In the United States it is estimated that about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for ages 15-44. Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.

As a member of the APWU Health Plan, both Consumer Driven and High Option, you are entitled to coverage for mental health and substance abuse issues through our partnership with ValueOptions. If you feel that you may want to talk to someone about an issue, or you just feel like the walls are closing in on you, give them a call. ValueOptions will help you locate a provider in your area and help you through the process. Seeing a provider for mental health or substance abuse issues is like seeing a medical doctor, with comparable co-pays and coverage.

For more information please visit our website at www.apwuhp.com/links.php and click on the ValueOptions link.

You may have noticed that the APWU Health Plan website has undergone a massive overhaul. In our ongoing effort to serve our members we have redesigned the website to be easier to navigate as well as bring you up-to-date information on all topics related to the Health Plan and your health. Visit www.apwuhp.com and see the difference.

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