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Address Mental Health Challenges from COVID-19

Support employees in getting help for behavioral health and substance use issues brought on by the pandemic.


Stress due the COVID-19 pandemic may have a notable impact on mental health and substance use. Logistical challenges from various worksite arrangements have made it difficult for some employers to ensure their teams have access to the behavioral health care they need.

We can help employers overcome these challenges and support employees in their journey to return better mentally and emotionally with a broad array of accessible products and services.



4 in 10 adults

reported symptoms of depression/anxiety since May 20201


Worry or stress

due to COVID-19 impacted mental health in >50% of adults2


60% of adults

reported increased alcohol use during the pandemic3

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