DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Faculty and Staff: HR News > Let your DePaul benefits help with mental health needs
By Office of Human Resources /
May 4, 2022 /
Posted in: FACULTY AND STAFF: HR NEWS /
If you or a family member struggles with thoughts or feelings that make it difficult to get through your day, you're not alone. About half of Americans will suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their lives.
When help is needed to get through everyday life or deal with a major crisis, DePaul has benefits to support the mental health needs of your and your family.
One major benefit that is available to all employees at DePaul is access to free confidential counseling sessions through the
employee assistance program, provided by ComPsych GuidanceResources. DePaul employees, spouses and dependents can schedule up to six free sessions. To speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment, employees can call 800-621-4124 anytime, day or night.
DePaul employees enrolled in a DePaul health plan can also access mental health care, including therapy and medicines, through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. You can find a doctor through
bcbsil.com or call the Customer Service or behavioral health number on the back of your member ID card.
In addition, PPO and CDHP members can get 24/7 non-emergency care from a licensed behavioral health therapist by phone, online video or mobile app with
DePaul's benefits also provide access to mental health educational resources:
Taking the first step isn't easy. But you don't have to take it alone. If you or a family member is facing a mental health issue, use your DePaul benefits to start the journey to wellbeing.