How to help handle stress or anxiety
GEHA | September 2, 2021
Stress is a natural part of life. Not all stress is bad – in fact it can be motivating. Stress may arise from illness, job loss, death in the family or a painful life event. It may lead to anxiousness or feeling down. That's normal for a while, but not long term.
Some ways to manage stress include relaxation techniques, exercising, getting enough sleep and eating healthy. However, sometimes we need more help.
Therapy and psychiatry from the privacy of home
Get back to feeling your best with MDLIVE Behavioral Health Services. Licensed therapists can support you with talk therapy and coping strategies, and board-certified psychiatrists help with assessments and medication management – all by using a phone or computer from the comfort and privacy of your home.
MDLIVE’s providers are qualified to help with many behavioral health needs, including:
- Grief and loss
- LGBTQ+ support
- Panic disorders
- Parenting support
- Relationship issues
- Stress management
- Trauma and PTSD
- And more
MDLIVE Behavioral Health Services are available to GEHA medical members and household family members. This online counseling provides 24/7 virtual access to doctors and therapists. Studies have shown that telehealth can be as effective as in-person counseling, with the added benefit of convenience.
MDLIVE is designed to handle non-emergent medical conditions and behavioral health issues and can often substitute for a doctor’s office visit. Telemedicine is not intended to replace your primary care doctor or to be used in life-threatening emergencies. Find more information or activate your account, or call 888.912.1183.
This is a brief description of the features of Government Employees Health Association, Inc.'s medical plans. Before making a final decision, please read the GEHA Federal brochures which are available at geha.com/PlanBrochure. All benefits are subject to the definitions, limitations, and exclusions set forth in the Federal brochure.
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