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Mental Health Resource Guide

for certificated employees

At MNPS, your benefits include more than just health insurance — a lot more! You have access to many resources dedicated to supporting your mental and emotional health. And most are provided at no cost to you. (If viewing on a computer, hover your mouse over a box for more details.)

Employee Assistance Program


Free, confidential counseling for:

  • Family/relationship problems

  • Workplace concerns

  • Financial or legal issues

  • Stress, depression and/or anxiety

  • Grief and loss

  • And more

Cost: None

Eligible: All household family members

Counseling for kids

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Brightline offers mental health support for your children and teens featuring:

  • Fast access (no long waitlists)

  • Video visits with therapists and coaches

  • One-stop digital platform to manage care

  • Help with sleep, tantrums, ADHD, anxiety, depression and more

  • Coaching and guidance for parents

Cost: None in-network

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

MNPS Health Care Centers

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Schedule an in-person or telehealth visit with:

  • A behavioral health nurse practitioner who can:

    • Assist with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, substance use and more

    • Help with medication management

    • Prescribe when needed

  • Our psychologist who can help with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and more

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Cigna mental health support

  • Behavioral health support for anxiety, ADD/ADHD, grief and loss, domestic violence, depression, addiction, marriage/couples counseling, anger management, family counseling, eating disorders and more

  • Log onto myCigna (select Mental Health Support from Wellness dropdown)

Cost: None in-network

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Cigna Health Advocates

  • Telephonic coaching on anxiety, depression and more

  • Call 1-877-459-9896

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Cigna Lifestyle Management Programs®

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  • One-on-one telephonic coaching on stress management, weight management and tobacco cessation

  • Evening and weekend hours

  • Call 1-877-459-9896

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies®

  • Helps you and your baby stay healthy during your pregnancy and after birth

  • Get live telephonic nurse support 24/7

  • Access a library of maternity resources and tools to track your pregnancy week by week


Earn $500 if you enroll in your first trimester (or $250 in your second) and complete the program.

Cost: None; you can earn incentive

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Vanderbilt bundle for substance use

  • Support for opioid and other substance use disorders

  • Treatment options ranging from standard or intensive outpatient to inpatient care

  • Bundle includes office visits, hospitalization, anti-craving medications, therapy, evaluations, monitoring and other related services*

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Counseling via telehealth

  • Confidential counseling with Triple Crown-certified, masters-level counselors

  • Via your computer or smart device (video-based)

  • Can help with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders, burnout, grief, sleep, self-esteem and more

  • App provides support between counseling sessions

  • Weekend and evening appointments available

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Cigna insurance benefits


You choose how to seek treatment:

  • Office visits for mental health and/or substance use concerns

  • Outpatient therapy (individual and group)

  • Inpatient treatment

  • Out-of-network benefits available

Cigna offers an interactive guide to help you find the right help. 

Cost: None in-network

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Vanderbilt Total Health (VTH)


A VTH nurse navigator (dedicated solely to MNPS employees) is your “front door” to all the mental and spiritual/emotional care that Vanderbilt offers. Your nurse navigator:

  • Helps you find the right care option for your needs

  • Can book appointments for you

  • Can connect you with a licensed clinical social worker or a chaplain

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Stress management course/MBSR


Vanderbilt Health at MNPS offers a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course to MNPS employees. Generally offered 2 times per year in a virtual environment, this 9-week course includes guided meditation, gentle yoga, group discussions and home assignments.

Cost: None

Eligible: MNPS employees only

Behavioral health apps


Courtesy of Cigna:

  • Talkspace connects you with a therapist via text, voice or video. Unlimited messaging and up to 3 sessions at no cost

  • Happify teaches you how to resist negative thoughts, cope with stress, overcome insecurities and gain self-confidence

  • iPrevail helps you overcome anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, panic and more with on-demand coaching

Cost: None in most cases

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Cigna My Health Assistant®

  • Online coaching on nutrition, exercise, losing weight, managing stress, maintaining a positive mood and more

  • Powered by WebMD

  • Log onto myCigna (select Health Coaching from Wellness dropdown)

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Professional development (self-care)


At this full-day session, learn from a variety of health care professionals how to:

  • Practice self-care

  • Maintain spine and structural health

  • Improve balance and flexibility through yoga

  • Explore self-awareness and social/emotional learning for teachers

  • Access services available at the Employee Wellness Center

Cost: None

Eligible: MNPS employees only

* When covered by the MNPS Certificated Employee Health Plan




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