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Mental Health Awareness Month

Care important in uncertain times

Our mental health affects how we think, feel and act.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the USPS Wellness team is encouraging all Postal Service employees to take care of their mental health in these uncertain times.

According to, a federal government website, mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being.

Our mental health affects how we think, feel and act, and it helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Life experiences, biological factors and family history all contribute to mental health problems.

Help is available for Postal Service employees who experience stress, depression or just need someone to talk to. Most Federal Employees Health Benefits plans offer mental health coverage; postal employees can call the number on the back of their insurance card for more information.

Additionally, the USPS Employee Assistance Program is available free of charge. For more information, go to or call 800-327-4968 (TTY: 877-492-7341).