The pandemic has also played a role as more employees sought out behavioral health services.
Jane, for example, began making lifestyle changes when her spouse received a medical diagnosis. Jane lost over 30 pounds but hit a plateau when anxiety-related symptoms increased drastically at the onset of the pandemic and impeded her progress. She began working with her Marathon Health behavioral health counselor Michelle Binion and discussed some apprehensions she had regarding medication. Binion scheduled an appointment for Jane to speak with a nurse practitioner who was able to answer her questions regarding medications.
Jane says the behavioral interventions and medication management have helped to reduce her anxiety. Now that Jane has taken control of her anxiety again, she has been able to turn her attention back to her health goals. At one of her more recent appointments, Jane reports having prepared home-cooked meals, incorporating evening walks into her routine and can focus on her work again.