BATON ROUGE, La. – May is Mental Health Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s staff social workers are sharing information about two common mental health concerns – stress and depression.
Social workers are part of the insurer’s in-house clinical team, which supports members dealing with long-term health needs, serious illnesses or acute injuries to help them be STRONGER THAN any disease or diagnosis. The clinical team, which also includes nurses and dietitians, offers health coaching, personalized education and assistance in setting and reaching wellness goals.
Mental health affects physical health and overall well-being, and is a common concern among people who are struggling with serious health issues. Blue Cross social workers and health coaches work with members to offer support and encouragement, find healthcare providers or cope with any diagnosis. They also connect members with local support groups and community resources to assist them.
In honor of Mental Health Month, social workers have filmed short videos on these topics:
To learn more about Care Management programs and services or to sign up for health coaching, visit www.bcbsla.com/Stronger. There is no cost for members to work with a health coach.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We invest both time and money in the communities we serve, supporting the health and wellbeing of Louisianians through more than 200 charitable organizations.
With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana also provides Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage plans and is a partner in offering the Healthy Blue Medicaid Managed care plan. Louisiana is the only state where we operate, with offices in every major region to serve our customers.
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying non-profit health insurer. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
To learn more, visit our website at www.bcbsla.com.