May 17, 2022 Over the last year, you may have experienced challenges that deeply affected your life and your relationships. The ongoing presence of COVID-19, violent global conflict, growing inflation in the United States, and concerns about being able to maintain a familiar quality of life have impacted nearly everyone across the country. Add to these difficulties the challenges many Americans were already working to overcome in their private lives, and it becomes easier to see the potential for a very real and present emotional crisis to develop.Taking a moment to reflect on where you find yourself and reconnecting with the parts of your life that may need some extra attention are the goals of this month of national awareness.To support Mental Health Awareness Month, these resources were collected to help you understand the importance of addressing your emotional wellbeing needs, ways you can stay better connected to yourself and to those around you, and the positive habits you can start developing today that will help you live a more resilient and stress-free life. UAH Employee Assistance Program ResourcesYou will find a wealth of additional information related to mental health by visiting this Uprise Health’s Emotional Wellbeing Resource Library. Use code “UAH” to log into the Personal Advantage Site and select the portal for Mental Health Awareness Month at the top of the page. Eligible employees and their dependents are eligible for up to 5 free visits per episode per year with a licensed professional counselor. You can follow this link to the UAH Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) webpage to learn more about this benefit and how to access it. If you or someone you know is in a crisis, free and confidential 24-hours support is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the Crisis Text Line at 741741. You can view your Health Insurance Plan Summaries here. If you need to learn more about any of the mental benefits available through UAH, please contact your benefits team at benefits@UAH.edu or at 256-824-6641.