We brush our teeth twice a day. We watch what we eat. We exercise daily. (Okay, maybe not every day.) But what do we do for our mental well-being?
Just like with physical health, your mental health requires ongoing maintenance. And Lenovo is committed to helping you take care of the whole you – especially your mind. So don’t be scared to get started. We’ve made these important benefits and resources available to you and your family because we want you to use them!
Getting started with mental health care
Whether you’re just feeling “meh” or you’re at your wits’ end, we’ve got support to see you through it.
Before you get stressed
Don’t forget! The Lenovo Wellness Center offers registered nurse (RN) health coaches who are available for one-on-one sessions to help you prepare for upcoming stressors or just to keep you “present” in the moment.
For slightly elevated levels of stress
Give yourself a timeout – in the form of some time off. Talk with your manager about using your flexible time away to recharge. Need something more immediate? A minute of mindfulness can take the edge off and help you find your balance.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed
Lay it on someone else – a mental health professional! We’ve got experts at the EAP and Talkspace who are available 24/7 to assist you. They can help you come up with a game plan, connect you with more resources for support, or simply talk things out.
To manage ongoing stress, anxiety, or chronic conditions
Chat with a trained behavioral health coach within seconds, or video visit with a licensed therapist or psychiatrist within days. Through Ginger, you can also connect with a psychiatrist who is able to write prescriptions and have the care you need delivered right to your door.
If you just can’t go on
Help is on the way. Call 911 or head to the nearest ER. You’ve got nothing to be embarrassed about, and Lenovo’s paid sick time, short-term disability, and other leave of absence options are available to ensure the only thing you’ll need to focus on is getting the care you need.
We value you, and we want to help you be your best self. Our employees are the core of this company, and your mental health has an impact on your quality of life and the way you interact with those around you.
When you take care of your mental health, your whole self thanks you with improved:
- Immune system
- Sleep habits
- Stress levels
- Depression symptoms
And even reduced risk of chronic stress and other potential long-term health issues, including elevated blood pressure and heart disease.
Lenovo provides a variety of mental health support:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Talk to a Cigna Behavioral Health professional through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) anytime, anywhere by calling 1-888-371-1125.
A digital space for private and convenient mental health support. With Talkspace, you can choose your therapist from a list of recommended, licensed providers and receive support day and night from the convenience of your device (Android, iOS, and web).
Available through Cigna, Ginger provides 24/7 on-demand mental health services including confidential coaching via text-based chats, self-guided learning activities and content, and, if needed, video-based therapy and psychiatry. Watch this video to learn more.
In-network medical plan providers
Formal mental health care through your in-network providers.
Lenovo Wellness Center
Our dedicated Lenovo Behavioral Health Counselor, available through the Lenovo Wellness Center.
Not sure where to start? Just answer a few questions to figure out which resource is right for you.
For the EAP and Talkspace, keep in mind that you – and each member of your household – have access to a combined maximum of eight free counseling sessions per issue.
It’s OK to be nervous about getting help with your mental health. For a long time, there has been various stigmas and discrimination against those who are struggling with mental health issues. And that negativity has led to unnecessary suffering for the 1 in 5 U.S. adults who live with a mental illness and the 67% of Americans who are feeling overwhelmed right now. At Lenovo, we’re committed to assisting you and your loved ones to get the care you need.
And as for what we think of those who seek out care?
We think you’re brave.
We think you’re resilient.
We think you’re doing great.