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Mental/Emotional Health

Your Emotional and Mental Health Support

All NS employees can access the emotional support line provided through Optum’s Public Crisis Line. This call is free of charge and available to all employees regardless of whether they are covered by company insurance. The toll-free help line is 866-342-6892.

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What is Mental Health?

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 choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

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Mental Health Care Matters

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National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2020).

Accessing Your Mental Health Benefits

To access your mental health benefits, follow the quick reference guides below to locate in-network providers near you and search for information and resources about your mental health concern.

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