Time for a mental health checkup

Time for a mental health checkup

By Life@TheU

Time for a mental health checkup

By Life@TheU

In recognition of national Mental Health Awareness month, we’re sharing University resources, behavioral health benefits, and advice from experts. Learn more about the tools and resources available, new information sessions, and how to offer support to others.

Find Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) resources.

The University’s FSAP provides free and confidential one-on-one consultation sessions with licensed mental health professionals to help you and your dependents. Each month, the team of experts hosts webinars that tackle mental and behavioral health topics and provide tools to manage well-being. Additionally, UM teams can schedule group check-ins to support their emotional and mental health during times of uncertainty. View a full listing of FSAP resources and upcoming virtual events, or contact the office by calling 305-284-6604.

Explore Carisk Behavioral Health benefits.

Faculty and staff members, who participate in the UM/Aetna health plan, and their dependents can receive behavioral health benefits through Carisk Behavioral Health. Access to care—including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for physical and psychosocial needs, substance abuse, and pain management—is simple when following the five steps below. All care is provided with the fullest degree of confidentiality.

  • Know your Aetna health plan. Aetna 1 and Aetna 2 participants have access to in-network coverage only. HRA participants have access to in-network and out-of-network benefits.
  • Search for a provider by visiting Cariskbh.com. Use the “Find a Provider” tool to begin your search of the “Commercial Directory.”
  • Contact Carisk for prior authorization to visit your selected provider at 1-800-294-8642, option 2, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Review copays and coinsurance to understand your out-of-pocket cost.
  • ​​Call Carisk for assistance on locating a provider. Clinicians are on call 24/7 at 1-800-294-8642, option 2.

Get assistance selecting the provider for you.

There are a few resources that can simplify your search for a provider and help to familiarize you with their practice. Visit doctors.umiamihealth.org to search providers and services at UHealth, or explore psychologytoday.com to view profiles of clinicians and therapists throughout the United States.

Take the free online mental health assessment.

Not sure where to start or how to get more information? FSAP offers a free and anonymous mental health assessment for faculty and staff members and their dependents. Get started today by taking a few minutes to complete the survey and explore the recommended resources. Start the assessment.

Follow expert advice on Life@TheU.

Throughout May, Life@TheU will share tips, resources, and advice from University of Miami experts. Follow @lifeattheu on Instagram to learn more.

Access resources for students.

From individual counseling to online resources, the Counseling Center is available to assist University of Miami students. Visit counseling.studentaffairs.miami.edu/ to learn more.