October 11, 2023 Healthy Living

One woman’s journey to better mental health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults live with a mental illness—with women suffering at a rate far higher than men. Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders are more prevalent for women, but help is available. Heather had battled mental illness. Courageously, she reached out to a CDPHP mental health provider, aptihealth, and began her path to wellness.

“Before aptihealth, I was in a very dark place.
I was barely able to get out of bed.”


“aptihealth has treated me as a unique individual. They’re actually invested in my health. I constantly feel safe. I feel provided for. I feel understood on such a significant level that it’s completely changed my life.”

CDPHP has teamed up with aptihealth to provide its members ages 5 and up with fast access to high-quality mental health care. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

See Heather’s full story and learn more about aptihealth at www.apti.com/cdphp.

To speak to a CDPHP representative about all the mental health care services available to you, contact the CDPHP Behavioral Health Access Center at 1 (888) 320-9584. If you are in a life-threatening situation, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255

Ali Skinner
About the Author

Ali Skinner is a communications professional with nearly 20 years of media, marketing, advertising, and public relations experience. She joined CDPHP in November 2011 and currently serves as Vice President, Communications and External Affairs for one of the top health plans in New York and the nation. In this role, Ali oversees all internal and external communications, public relations, and government relations for the plan’s 400,000 members and 1,200 employees. A self-described recovering journalist, Ali spent 10 years writing and delivering news for a number of television and radio stations in the Syracuse and Albany, NY markets. Today, she uses her journalism background to help patients and the public make sense of complex health care topics.

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