Mental Health is Part of Your Overall Health
If you feel overwhelmed, experience sudden mood swings or have trouble concentrating, it can feel difficult to manage all the stresses of caring for others and yourself. By using the mental health benefits included in your health coverage, you can improve your mental health and your life. Your Health Benefits Trust benefits includes mental/behavioral health services. Your co-pay for an individual mental health service is $15 (both GH and KP).
Common Signs of Depression and/or Anxiety
If stress occurs too often or lasts too long, it can affect your mental health and lead to depression and/or anxiety. Recognizing the common signs and symptoms of depression and/or anxiety is the first step to improving your mental health.
Group Health and Kaiser Permanente can work with you to find the most effective treatment for you, based on your needs and comfort level. GH and KP provide mental health services with mental health providers in your community for services such as:
- Relationship problems
- Attention disorders
- Increased irritability
- Frustration lasts longer than usual
- More anger than normal
- Difficulty sleeping
- Decreased hunger or overeating