You And Your Team’s Mental Health Matters at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

This May is Mental Health Awareness Month, making it a good time to be more purposeful about checking in with your team as well as yourself. That’s because taking care of your mind affects your physical health and allows you to be more present for your family, your coworkers and your customers.

Tips and Tools to Improve Your Mental Health

As an employer and company leader, your mental health matters just as much as your employees. Here are some tools and resources that you can use to start prioritizing your own mental health.

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Learn to Live Programs and Webinars

Feel supported working through mental health issues with Learn to Live’s programs. Get your access code for these tools in the My Sponsor tab in your HealthyBlue space of the Member Portal.

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Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Here are five strategies that you can take to start improving your mental health in the workplace.

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Building Up Your Resilience

Learning how to rebound from setbacks is a great place to improve your mental well-being. These skills can help you both inside and outside of the workplace.

Get Involved to Strengthen Social Ties

Connecting with others is a great way to grow the mental well-being for yourself and your team. There are many opportunities that your organization can consider to build stronger ties between team members, your customers, and the communities where they live. 

Here are some examples that other organizations might do:

Encouraging employees to use their mental-health benefits

Starting a company
sports team

Organizing team lunches
and potlucks

Creating an employee recognition program

Scheduling team-building

Volunteering to clean
up local parks

How BCBSND Is Helping North Dakota See Their Mental Health Matters

We don’t just prioritize mental health in May. Throughout the year, we’ve contributed to many regional projects through the BCBSND Caring Foundation to improve all aspects of well-being in the communities where your employees and customers live.

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Strike Out the Stigma

Strike Out the Stigma

We are teaming up to improve access to mental health services.

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Community Champion Awards

Community Champion Awards

Give recognition to high-impact community partners

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SPARK Grants

SPARK Grants

Strengthening opportunities to build collaboratives to enhance healthy lifestyles, address service gaps & promote health equities

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Boys and Girls Club of America

Boys and Girls Club of America

Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis