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How to Cope With Depression

Presented by:
Dr. Lyndra Bills, MD
Senior Medical Director, Community Care Behavioral Health

Dr. Richard Silbert, MD
Senior Medical Director, Community Care Behavioral Health

Dr. Lyndra Bills and Dr. Richard Silbert will talk about how protecting your mental health enhances your physical health and immunity. They will discuss factors that raise your risk for depression, important warning signs for when you need help, and how to keep a positive mood.





Here’s How We Can Help

Resources for UPMC for Life Members

UPMC Health Plan offers many resources that can help members through this challenging time. To take advantage of the resources below, call toll-free: 1-833-650-7800 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Resources for Life

Get help with solutions to life’s problems, big or small. We can connect you with community resources, telephonic counseling, and caregiver support. Call the number above or go to Resources for Life and use the password resources.

Caregiver counseling

Your family members or caregivers can receive six counseling sessions per year—over the phone or in person—at no extra cost.* This benefit can be used to help caregivers reduce their feelings of loss, loneliness, or stress. It also helps caregivers by offering resources for communicating effectively, making tough decisions, setting goals, and solving problems.

Odyssey by UPMC app

This free mobile app can help you manage your weight, improve your nutrition, reduce your stress, and much more. To download the app, simply search for “Odyssey by UPMC” in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Telephonic counseling

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. You can receive six counseling sessions per year—over the phone or in person—with a trained and licensed counselor at no extra cost.* Your counselor can help you with family and relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, and more.

Health coaching

A health coach can help you set goals, overcome challenges, manage stress, and stay on track toward enjoying your best health.

RxWell app

Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or sad, RxWell has a path for you.

Download RxWell today

Additional Resources

Call the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line

The UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line offers medical care at your fingertips. If you have symptoms such as a sore throat, dry cough, or fever, often treated at an urgent care center or your physician office, you can reach a health care professional 24/7 without leaving home. Your home phone or cell phone is all you need. Call the UPMC MyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line to speak with a specially trained nurse at 1-866-918-1591 (TTY: 711).

Pennsylvania Support & Referral Helpline

Call 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600). Help is available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians who have anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 emergency.

Helpful Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
Crisis Text Line: Text "PA" to 741-741

*This benefit is administered through Resources for Life and is a separate benefit from the outpatient mental health benefits provided under your plan, which may require a copay or other cost sharing. Please see your Evidence of Coverage for details.

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