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