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Help in a crisis
Help in a crisis
Behavioral health emergencies: Dial 988
If you have a behavioral health emergency, call 988. This is the new number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you have thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, their trained counselors can help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You also have the option to chat online with a counselor through their Lifeline Chat service.
Medical emergencies: Dial 911
If you have a medical emergency and need help right now, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. You can use any hospital for emergency care, even if it isn’t in our network. Just show your member ID card.
Mobile Family Crisis Helpline
Need support for a mental health crisis in someone aged 20 or younger? You can call Kansas Family Crisis Response Helpline at 1-833-441-2240. They can help you over the phone or in person, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We’ve got you covered
Behavioral health benefits cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. We offer treatment options to help you feel better and support your recovery. You don’t need a PCP referral. You can get care from any provider in our network.
Behavioral health services
You’re covered for certain mental and behavioral health care services. Some services may need prior authorization. For inpatient treatment, the hospital must notify us. Covered services include:
- Inpatient psychiatric services
- Inpatient substance use disorder diagnosis and treatment
- Outpatient substance use disorder diagnosis and treatment
- Outpatient psychiatric services
Learn more about behavioral health
Learn to manage stress
Did you know that stress can affect your health? It can be hard to keep up with healthy habits during times of stress.
You can read these articles to learn more about mental and emotional well-being:
Or learn more about depression from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Substance use disorders happen when people misuse drugs, alcohol or both, repeatedly. Often, substance use is related to mental health.
If you think you or someone close to you may need help with substance misuse, call Beacon Health Options at 1-866-645-8216. They can provide an assessment of the problem and, if needed, figure out which treatment options would be best. They can also refer you to nearby treatment providers.
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Mental health disorders can be serious. They can change a person’s thinking, feeling, mood and daily functioning. And each year, they affect:
- 1 in 4 adults
- 1 in 10 children
Some examples of mental health disorders include:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Borderline personality disorder
For more info, visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website.
There, you can learn about the different support programs NAMI offers, including:
A no-cost course for anyone living with mental illness. Those who join can learn about coping skills and self-care.
A no-cost course for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness. It teaches communication and problem-solving skills to help them deal with the impact on the family.
An online social community for teens and young adults living with mental illness. It’s a place for them to connect and learn about services.
- Kansas 24-hour mental health hotlines (by county)
- Kansas Responsible Gambling Alliance: 1-800-522-4700
- Substance Abuse Center of Kansas: 1-877-577-7477
- Heartland Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Center: 1-800-281-0029
- Check these resources for even more support. You can learn about everything from quitting nicotine to getting rides to your health visits.