My Mental Health

Lean on your benefits and the Church for mental health support

Stress, anxiety, burnout, depression – these struggles can make it difficult to get through some days where you don't feel at your best to serve your ministry or your family. They can contribute to overall health and wellness problems if not addressed. That’s why Concordia Plans assembles an array of benefits and resources from across the LCMS to help address your emotional health needs.

We encourage you to use these resources available to you and your family. And if you need help finding the right one, try the Health Connector tool. It's OK to seek help.

IF YOU’RE FEELING LIKE YOU MAY HARM YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, CALL 911 OR CALL 988 TO REACH THE SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE.



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Resources for Concordia Plans members

As a member of the Plans, you have access to multiple mental health resources:

Be sure to also check with your district, circuit or employer for more resources available at the local level or through your ministry.

*EAP is available to members of the Concordia Health Plan (CHP).

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The EAP: A good resource for mental health support

The EAP* can support you in so many ways, especially with your mental health. Access the EAP* for six free sessions per topic (e.g., stress, depression) through:

  • A virtual counseling option.
  • Over the phone.
  • In-person.

You’ll get real solutions for a range of different topics, including emotional health, stress management, as well as grief and loss. Services for all of these concerns — and more — are confidential and available to anyone in your household.

How to access the EAP →

Log in to the EAP →


*EAP is available to members of the Concordia Health Plan (CHP).

Vitality Points for investing in your mental health!

You now have the ability to earn points in Vitality for appointments with a licensed mental health professional. Earn 100 points for each visit, up to 600 points in a calendar year.

Visit Vitality today

Tools to help you understand emotional health

Signs of the stressed times
Signs of the stressed times
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Calming the chaos
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