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Friday, June 17, 2011

Do you know about MHN?

Our office has a contract with a behavioral health care provider, MHN, to enhance access to support services for Department of State employees and their families during unaccompanied tours.  Those eligible include direct-hire employees on permanent change of station assignment and long-term TDYers to unaccompanied posts and their family members.  The program includes a customized website, online training, 24/7 call-center support with licensed clinicians  (this particular service for USAID and State employees only), and face-to-face counseling for State employees only.  

It is free and strictly confidential

Anyone can log on to the website, which includes tons of useful articles on a variety of emotional health topics, including coping with separation, maintaining bonds with children, and communicating at a distance.  The website also contains online multimedia programs with self-assessment and self-help tools for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression.

How to use MHN:

To call:   (800) 213-5811,  TDD: (800) 327-0801
To use the website:  members.mhn.com, company code: unaccompaniedtour

If you have any questions, please email us at FLOaskUT@state.gov.

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