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At IEHP, we value your mental health as much as we do your physical health. We share the World Health Organization’s belief that “Mental health is an integral component of health and well-being, and underpins our abilities to make decisions, build relationships and shape the world we live in."
If you are experiencing a behavioral or mental health challenge, schedule an appointment with your doctor. For help finding a behavioral health specialist. Call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347), Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347 and ask to speak to the Behavioral Health Department.
You have rights as a patient, including the:
Learn more about your rights in the following resources:
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices.
Mental and physical health are equally important. For example, depression increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Chronic conditions can increase the risk for mental illness.
Yes, it’s important to remember that a person’s mental health can change over time, depending on whether the demands placed on a person exceed their resources and coping abilities.
There is no single cause for mental illness. Some risks include trauma, abuse, biological factors, chemical imbalances or ongoing medical challenges.