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What’s New? BHS Covering Telepsych/Telehealth

During the current national health emergency, BHS has implemented the coverage of outpatient telepsych or telehealth. The benefit, which includes coverage through your free, confidential EAP visits, applies only to mental health conditions with an in-network BHS provider. BHS members who are new to BHS, or not already an established patient, are encouraged to contact … Read More

Coping with Grief During COVID-19

Coping with Grief During COVID-19

As the country continues to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19), nearly everyone is grieving someone or something. With social distancing protocols, the inability to gather and mourn has left bereaved loved ones confused on how to move forward. At this time, some of the most basic rituals to honor the deceased and aid in the … Read More

COVID-19: Refocusing At Work

COVID-19: Refocusing At Work

In many places, local orders to quarantine or stay-at-home are being lifted. Companies are making plans to resume normal operations. This will likely be a process that varies greatly depending on where you live and the type of job you have. You may be excited, or even a little apprehensive about returning to your workplace. … Read More

COVID-19: Managing Anxiety When Returning to Work

COVID-19: Managing Anxiety When Returning to Work

COVID-19 has challenged many people’s security and sense of control. Returning to work represents a return to normal, but it may not be without its own causes for anxiety. Finding a balance between your personal well being, work environment and responsibilities is important. So, before and after your return to work, you should address any … Read More

COVID and Domestic Violence

COVID and Domestic Violence

  Domestic or intimate partner violence happens globally in the best of times. The World Health Organization has warned that COVID-19 creates a situation—due to stress, the disruption of social and protective networks, and decreased access to services—that increases the risk of violence in the home. Are you worried about your neighbor, yourself, or your … Read More

Managing Mental Health During Civil Unrest

Managing Mental Health During Civil Unrest

The unrest playing out in cities across America has affected the mental well-being of everyone in the country. At a time when Americans are already suffering under the emotional toll of COVID-19, these pressures threaten to undermine the sense of stability of so many Americans. BHS believes that all forms of racism and racial discrimination … Read More

Just Take a Breath: Breathing Exercise

Just Take a Breath: Breathing Exercise

During moments of stress, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, your thoughts may be drawn toward past regrets and worries about the future. Thankfully, you possess a readily accessible tool that can be used to manage stress—your breath. Breath practices are a great way to become more in touch with your mind, body and spirit. During … Read More

Returning to Work During COVID-19

Returning to Work During COVID-19

In response to the current coronavirus crisis, most state and local governments required the closures of non-essential businesses and schools, and prohibited large gatherings to encourage social distancing. Most states also declared  mandatory stay-at-home orders for all but non-essential workers. These measures were taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus; however, this action may have … Read More

Managing Employee Return-to-Work During COVID-19

Managing Employee Return-to-Work During COVID-19

For managers, the COVID-19 pandemic is a new kind of crisis that no one has dealt with before. The crisis will pass at some point, but the reality is that many businesses will struggle to return-to-work amidst the pandemic. Open and clear lines of communication will be critical to the rebuild. Here are some recommendations … Read More

How to Talk to Children About COVID-19

How to Talk to Children About COVID-19

Currently, reports of COVID-19 are constant in the media. The impacts of the current situation have led to school and child care provider closures, quarantines and bare shelves in grocery stores. For children, this can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Below are some suggestions on how to support and talk to your children about … Read More

Cancelled by COVID-19: Managing Disappointment

Cancelled by COVID-19: Managing Disappointment

In addition to fear and anxiety, COVID-19 is causing many to struggle with feelings of disappointment. Whether it is a cancelled celebration or a postponed vacation, disappointment emerges out of an unexpected sense of loss. If not managed in a healthy way, disappointment can lead to feelings of sadness and depression. Below are steps to … Read More

How to Reduce Your Coronavirus-Related Financial Stress

How to Reduce Your Coronavirus-Related Financial Stress

The coronavirus will have long-lasting financial implications on millions of Americans. It’s hard to tell exactly what the future will look like, but it’s safe to say this is going to be our new normal for a while. By adjusting our finances, we can eliminate or prevent hardships. Start an Emergency Budget. Keeping a budget … Read More