GVSU cares about your mental and emotional health. Many factors affect your peace of mind and we can help. First, what is the difference between mental health and mental illness?
Mental or emotional health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
Mental illness is a recognized, medically diagnosable illness that results in the significant impairment of an individual's cognitive, affective or relational abilities. Mental disorders result from biological, developmental and/or psychosocial factors and can be managed using approaches comparable to those applied to physical disease (i.e., prevention, diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation).
Life can be full of stressors, large and small, at home and at work. Fortunately, there is a place to turn to at GVSU - Encompass (800.788.8630) is your link to information, resources, support, and referrals on most any concern that you may experience, whether personal or work related that impacts your mental well-being including your level of stress. Let us assist you in getting the information and answers that you need, get you on the right track again, and help you to manage your emotional and mental health. This service provides seven free sessions for all GVSU faculty, staff, and their dependents. Encompass can assist with:
Through Encompass, Work Place Options offers resources and referrals for most any life event to GVSU faculty, staff and their dependents. Help manage your stress by letting Encompass help with:
For more information, call Encompass at 1-800-788-8630, or contact Sue Sloop, 1-616-331-2215 ext. 18011 or, email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One on one telephonic coaching is available to benefit eligible GVSU faculty, staff and their dependents at no cost to the member. Topics range from nutrition and weight management to stress management. Members contact their provider directly and set goals to accomplish desired behavior changes. Qualified Health Coaches help direct and provide resources to help members meet their goals in a confidential and personalized manner.
Priority Health members sign up now by emailing email@example.com or calling the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card.