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South Carolina Medicaid: Emotional health support

Your emotional health is an important part of your overall health and well-being. Taking care of your emotional health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.

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You’re not alone

According to Resources to Recover, opens new window1, of the 4.8 million people who live in South Carolina, close to 4.5 percent (or approximately 216,000) people have some type of mental health condition, including depression. Of these people, only 44.5 percent (or approximately 96,120) people get any type of help.

As a Humana Healthy Horizons™ in South Carolina member you can:

  • Access many different types of behavioral health services that can help with issues you may face
  • Call a behavioral health provider for an appointment
  • Access help 24/7 via the Healthy Connections Crisis Hotline at 833-364-2274 (TTY: 711)

Your emotional health affects how you:

  • Act
  • Feel
  • Handle stress
  • Make healthy choices
  • Relate to others
  • Think

Taking care of your emotional health is important for children and adults, and can include2:

  • Being flexible when facing challenges
  • Being part of a social network or community
  • Creating and living a life with a sense of purpose
  • Identifying and improving personal strengths
  • Learning from and bouncing back from setbacks
  • Making time for hobbies and leisure activities
  • Seeing the positive in all situations – even bad situations

For parents

To help take care of your child’s emotional health:

  • Be available for your children
  • Let your kids know you’re listening
  • Respond in a way your children will hear

To find a doctor who can talk with you about your or your child’s emotional health:

  • Use our Find a Doctor service
  • Call us at 866-432-0001 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Eastern time
1 Resources to Recover. Mental Health Resources in South Carolina. https://www.rtor.org/directory/mental-health-south-carolina/, opens new window. Last accessed on February 2, 2021.

2 Peterson, T. (2019, October 13). What Is Emotional Health? And How To Improve it?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on February 5, 2020 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-illness-overview/what-is-emotional-health-and-how-to-improve-it, opens new window

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