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Supporting employee mental and physical health

Wellmark can help

At The Helpline Center External Link in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a sign hanging on the wall reads, “I would personally like to thank the person who answered my call the other night. She saved my life.”

The Helpline Center provides South Dakotans with community resources, volunteer opportunities and perhaps most crucially, 24/7 support for mental health, substance use and suicide crises. As the only accredited suicide center in the state, every employee at the Helpline center plays an important role in the work they do.

Supporting employee health

Because of the nature of their work, The Helpline Center prioritizes mental health in the workplace. The team uses physical activity to keep themselves mentally healthy by participating in a workplace running club and going for walks on their lunch breaks.

In addition, mental health coverage is a top priority for The Helpline Center when choosing a group health insurance provider. The team needs to ensure they are mentally healthy themselves so they can continue to help those experiencing mental health crises. 

Hear from The Helpline Center

Learn more about The Helpline Center, their employees and how they use their Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance benefits to optimize their mental and physical well-being.

Improve your employees’ mental health

Wellmark is committed to providing resources and solutions to help improve the mental and physical well-being of your employees. To get started, check out more on mental health from Blue@Work. From the importance of mental health days to stopping employee burnout, Blue@Work is here to support your employees’ mental health.

Have questions or want to learn more about our group plan options? Whether you have fewer than 50 employees, 51-100 employees or 101 or more, Wellmark has options for you. Start exploring online or talk to your Wellmark representative.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, substance use or a mental health crisis call or text the suicide and crisis hotline at 988. The lifeline operates 24/7 and will connect you to a trained crisis counselor who can help.  

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