Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Benefit Funds

Mental Health & Substance Use Resources


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It’s okay to not be okay and the MACRC Health Plan offers resources for you to support your mental health journey.

Lyra Health

Lyra Health provides access to care for your emotional and mental health how, when, and where you need it. Lyra's coaches and therapists can help you feel better and be your best. Anyone who is eligible and enrolled in medical benefits, has access to 12 free sessions per year.

Contact Lyra Health at (877) 368-0644, or find more information about Lyra Health at carpenterbenefits.lyrahealth.com.

BCBS Blue Distinction Centers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) offers extensive access to in-network facilities and professionals. A wide range of resources are available, including clinicians specializing in anxiety, eating disorders, autism, alcohol and substance use, depression, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and more. BCBSIL can connect you with a Blue Distinction Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery. These centers are nationally designated facilities that show a commitment to improved patient safety and better health outcomes. Or call 1-800-810-2583 to find a clinician or facility near you.

For information on Blue Distinction Centers and locations, visit bcbsil.com. Select the 'Find Care' option on the homepage.

External Resources
Emergency / Crisis
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for 24/7 anonymous, free crisis counseling
    • Call 988
  • Crisis Text Line
    • Text SIGNS to 741741
  • Disaster Distress Helpline
    • Call 1-800-985-5990
    • Text 1-800-985-5990
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    • Call 1-800-799-7233
    • Text LOVEIS to 22522
  • National Child Abuse hotline
    • Call 1-800-422-4453
    • Text 1-800-422-4453
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
Veterans/Active-duty Military
Older Adults
  • The Eldercare Locator
    • Call 1-800-677-1116
  • Alzheimer’s Association Helpline
    • Call 1-800-272-3900
  • Trans Lifeline
    • Call 1-877-565-8860
  • The Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline
    • Call 1-866-488-7386