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Focus on Mental Health


Just because society is returning to a version of normal doesn’t mean everyone will share in the excitement or relief. Luckily, help is available for those who need it.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year it carries additional weight. Without a doubt, the past year has been challenging for all of us. But for some people, the upcoming months will continue to be stressful or may even be more so.

Whether those stresses are due to elements of the new normal, ongoing challenges from the pandemic, or other personal issues, state employees and their families can find needed help.

Foremost, state employees have access to an incredible resource for help through Blomquist Hale. Even better, this is a service available to all employees and their families — including non-benefited. This service will quickly connect anybody needing help with a therapist who will address immediate concerns and then help transition to appropriate longer-term solutions, if needed.

Other resources are also available for employees:

The reality is that all of us will struggle at some point, and it’s important to reach out for help when it’s needed.

You are not alone.