Learn to Live: July is BIPOC Mental Health Month

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Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) are individuals impacted both in terms of increased risk for mental health problems and in their access to mental health care. Unfortunately, systemic barriers and inequities all too often prevent those in BIPOC communities from receiving the behavioral health treatment they need.1

Learn to Live’s easy-to-access digital programs use research-supported cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies. They can be a great tool for improving overall well-being for anyone who might need help. Here are three tips that we can all use to prioritize mental well-being:

  1. Acknowledge our feelings – Try pausing once per day to reflect on difficult emotions.
  2. Exercise – Even a few five-minute walks can boost energy levels.
  3. Connect with others – Reach out to family, friends and coworkers to build your network of support. 

Learn to Live’s programs, webinars and coaches can offer additional ideas for aligning your mind and body so that you can live your life to the fullest.

To give employees access to free tools associated with your coverage, use an access code provided by your BCBSND account representative then visit https://www.learntolive.com/