Your Mental Health Matters at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, making it a good time to be more purposeful about checking in with others as well as yourself. Taking care of your mind impacts more than just yourself. It can also benefit those around you, including coworkers, family, friends and neighbors.

Tips and Tools to Improve Your Mental Health

Remember, self-care doesn’t mean selfish. It’s okay to start with yourself if you’d like to explore how to improve your mental well-being. Here are some tools and resources that you can use to prioritize 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 HealthyBlue tab within the Member Portal.

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Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Here are five strategies to start improving your mental health.

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Building Up Your Resilience

Learning how to rebound from setbacks is a great place to improve your mental well-being.

Get Involved to Strengthen Social Ties

Connecting with others is a great way to improve your mental health as well as those around you. There are many opportunities that you can take to connect with friends, family and others within your community.

Here are some examples for building connections:

Volunteering at
senior citizen centers

Going for a walk
with your neighbors

Assisting at a local
food pantry

Organizing a
neighborhood block party

Attending classes
with a group of friends

Starting a book
club with coworkers

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 projects statewide through the BCBSND Caring Foundation to improve all aspects of well-being.

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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