Mental Health

Mental Health for Workers

Lean on your benefits and the Church for mental health support

Everyone has mental health, but not everyone has mental illness. Mental health and mental illness are not the same.

Stress, anxiety, depression – all mental health issues that if left unchecked can contribute to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Of course, poor physical health can also lead to poor mental health – a never-ending cycle, if you don’t address it.

That’s why Concordia Health Plan benefits include resources to help protect your mental health, helping you and those who you love to be healthier and happier.

Concordia Plans, along with The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, want you to know that we’re here with the mental health resources you may need, and we encourage you to use them. It’s OK to ask for support.


If you’re feeling like you may harm yourself or someone else, call 911 or the Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255.


Resources for Concordia Health Plan members

As a member of the CHP, 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.

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 →

Resources for non-Concordia Health Plan members

If you’re feeling like you may harm yourself or someone else, call 911 or the Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255.

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