Behavioral Health: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

Unexpected events, such as the loss of a loved one, can affect your state of mind. But behaviors like eating habits, substance use or an inactive lifestyle can also have a major impact on your state of mind. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is here to offer the support you need to think and feel better.

 

 

Let’s talk about mental health and substance use disorder

Managing your mind

A broken spirit is just as real as a broken bone

Emotions are part of the human experience, but feelings or mood changes can be difficult to manage. Ask yourself a few questions. Do you have trouble focusing on daily tasks? Have you experienced a loss of interest in activities you used to like? Do you drink or smoke when you feel down? Find out if you may need support.

Crisis assistance

Feeling down, depressed or just not yourself is normal and can be treated. But when those feelings are overwhelming, you may have thoughts of harming yourself or others.

If you have these thoughts or are a victim of abuse, please seek help at your nearest emergency room or call:

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call 988 lifeline or 1-800-273-8255 for support 24/7.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 1-800-799-7233 for anonymous, confidential support 24/7.

Hope is Here

It's okay to ask for help — you're not alone

More than 45 million adults in the U.S. have a mental health condition.1 Whether this applies to you or not, it’s important to think about how you cope with stress. Your mental health doesn’t just affect your mind or the way you feel. It can have physical outcomes, too.

  • More than half of U.S. citizens will be diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their life.²

  • Forty percent of people with depression are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.³

Mental health guidance for members

Get tips on living a balanced life, hear from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan members and see your options for care.

Guide
Parents

You've got the most important job in the world. Let us help you through it.

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Guide
Women

Make time for your behavioral health with these programs and services.

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Guide
Men

Check in on your mental fitness and learn how to get confidential support.

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GUIDE
Seniors

Staying fit and active also means taking care of your mental health.

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GUIDE
Members

Good health unites all of us. Get tips for a strong mind-body connection.

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Explore your care options

You have affordable, convenient mental health options that work with your schedule.

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