Emotional Wellness

Your emotional health and wellness is an important part of your cultural exchange and travel abroad experience, so do not take it for granted. We all feel down and low from time-to-time, but understanding and recognizing when you need some help is critical, and there are resources and services available to help you.

The following page will give you information and advice on where to seek help, and provide information on services (some free and some paid).

Understanding Mental Health

This short 5 minute video provides you with an excellent overview about understanding and dealing with mental health:

We also recommend that you visit the International Student Insurance page on Emotional and Mental Health Awareness as it has a number of excellent articles about understanding the warning signs, debunking common myths around mental health and includes some excellent resources.

Seeking Care for your Mental Health

There are a number of ways you can seek medical care for your mental health. Some insurance plans include coverage for mental health benefits, whereas others exclude it. Regardless of whether your insurance plan includes coverage or not, there are still a number of low-cost ways to make sure you get the treatment you need.

Insurance includes Mental Health Benefits

When your insurance plan includes mental health coverage, you can seek medical care from a network provider and your insurance plan will cover the costs as outlined in your benefit table. You can search for providers online, and book an appointment directly with that provider.

Insurance excludes Mental Health Benefits

If your insurance plan does not include any mental health coverage, there are still options available to you. We would first recommend that you talk to your sponsor in the USA for assistance and guidance, they are there to help you and can provide you with the resources and support you need. You can also utilize any of the following free and paid resources that fit your needs.
you can access your brochure and certificate through MyDocuments , this will tell you if your plan includes mental health benefits. If you have any questions or are not sure, please contact our team for assistance.

Free Resources/Hotlines

For immediate care and support, there are a number of free resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Chat: Online
The lifeline is available to anyone and provides a free, confidential hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Crisis Text Line
The text line is available to anyone and provides 24 hour text support
Text “HELLO” to 741741

Paid Mental Health Services

There are a growing number of online mental health providers that offer counseling services anywhere in the USA through a mobile app or other platforms. These are excellent options for those that are temporarily in the USA, but need to seek mental health care.

Starts from $65/week They offer online counseling through talk, text, and web.

Starts from $40/week Similar to Talkspace, they offer online counseling through talk, text and the web

Free online chat options, paid counseling starts from $150/month There is a free online chat option with trained volunteers, or paid counseling options.

Please note - these services listed above are not an insurance product, and are not endorsed by Envisage Global Insurance. Fees payable to any of the services are your responsibility and will not be covered under your insurance plan

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