Just like our physical and nutritional health, our mental health is important. Having poor mental health can impact our day to day and lead to less satisfaction in life, less interest in careers and hobbies, and even isolate us from the ones we love.
Mental illness isn’t limited to words like “depression” or “anxiety,” but there are many mental illnesses we can be affected by in our lives, and it’s more common than you think. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has also made these effects greater for some and the effects of job loss and isolation have led to poor mental health.
1 in 5 adults (51.5 million) experienced mental illness in 2019.
During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, a share that has been largely consistent, up from one in ten adults who reported these symptoms from January to June 2019.
In January 2021, 41% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder (Figure 2), a share that has been largely stable since spring 2020.
At times it may be hard to find a timely appointment with mental health providers. If this is the case, you can use your group’s selected Telemedicine provider (displayed in your member portal). You can also utilize the IHC Connect Care and/or Intermountain Behavioral Health Access Center. If you use the IHC Connect Care and/or Intermountain Behavioral Health Access Center, you will have to pay out of pocket and submit an Out-of-Network Medical Reimbursement. You can call MotivHealth for further details at 844-234-4472.
IHC CONNECT CARE
- Does not require group affiliation
- Est ~$235 self-pay
INTERMOUNTAIN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ACCESS CENTER
- Does not require group affiliation.
- Described as an “emergency room for mental health.”
- An outpatient facility and won’t turn anybody away.
- Will not discuss cost until after the appointment.
Getting Immediate Care
If it is an emergency, please call 911 or visit the emergency room.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the suicide hotline at 800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741741.