At Hinge Health, we understand that everyone needs support at times. We also know that it can be difficult to know who to go to in challenging times. So we created this resource to offer some ideas on where you can start.
Connect With Your EAP
EAP is short for Employee Assistance Program. Not all companies have a program but your coach can help you connect with this resource. All EAP programs are different. Some offer free sessions with a local mental health provider (usually around five) while others may offer a phone number for you to call when you need support.
What they all have in common is that they are entirely confidential. Your employer will never be notified that you reached out. You can call and say “I’m looking for support around….” And if you’re worried about what to say, you can ask your coach to help you prepare.
Contact Your Health Insurance Provider
On the back of your health insurance card there is a number to call and you can find out what providers are in-network and what benefits you have.
Search Psychology Today
Try doing a google search for Psychology Today. This is a resource you can use to look for providers in your area based on what you’re looking for.
Call the NAMI Helpline
This is a free, nationwide peer-support service that provides information, resource referrals, and support to people living with mental health conditions, their family members, mental health providers, and the public. They can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am - 6 pm ET at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
And last but not least, if you ever find yourself without hope or you feel you may harm yourself, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. This is a 24/7 free, confidential service available to you if you find yourself in crisis.