According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 American adults reports suffering from depression. Keep in mind that this includes people who report it; the number of people who actually are depressed runs much higher.
Since depression, stress, and anxiety often lead to increased work absenteeism, short-term disability, and decreased productivity, it’s clear that employers and employees face some serious challenges every day.
The good news?
Beating the Blues US is convenient, easy to use, and completely confidential.
How it works
Through eight online sessions (preferably done once a week) with accompanying homework assignments, the program helps participants change the way they think so they can improve the way they feel now and in the future.
Backed by science
Beating the Blues US was developed by behavioral health researchers in the United Kingdom and has been used successfully by people all over the world for more than 10 years.
Help is on the way
Beating the Blues US will help employees look at stressful home and work situations in a new way — and help them respond more effectively. After completing the program, employees will likely feel better in their personal lives and perform better at work.
Employees can get started now
An employee can access Beating the Blues by calling a UPMC Health Plan health coach at 1-855-770-8762 or by going online to set up an account. After that, Beating the Blues US is completely self-guided.
Follow this path to reach the Beating the Blues homepage: MyHealth OnLine> MyHealth Central > Health Tools > Beating the Blues (button)
Then click on “Access Beating the Blues.”