CDPHP Behavorial Health Access Center
CDPHP offers you personal assistance and a variety of resources for coping with behavioral health issues. Call the CDPHP Behavioral Health Access Center toll-free at 1-888-320-9584 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Urgent after-hours need? Call the Access Center or the Crisis Hotline directly at 1-855-293-0785.
Finding the Right Mental Health Provider for You
Making the decision to seek professional help can be a difficult one. But if the problems in your life are stopping you from feeling good or functioning well, a mental health professional may help you get your life back on track.
Mobile Crisis Intervention Service
Is your family coping with outbursts or irrational behavior by a child or teen undergoing an emotional breakdown? Help is available. CDPHP has a collaborative relationship with Parsons Child and Family Center to offer a mobile crisis diversion service for children up to age 20 in Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties. This no-cost intervention service can visit your child at home, school, or anywhere else in the community. The crisis team is available 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays. To learn more, please call the CDPHP Behavioral Health Access Center during business hours at 1-888-320-9584.
Providing Support for Eating Disorders
Do you or someone you love have an eating disorder? The LiveWell Intensive Outpatient Program for Eating Disorders provides a safe and supportive environment to persons affected by eating disorders and related conditions in order to encourage long-term abstinence and recovery. CDPHP Members require a referral from their health care provider to be admitted into the program. Call the CDPHP Behavioral Health Access Center toll free at 1-888-320-9584 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday for more information.
Supporting Your Path To Recovery
The transition from a hospital back to the community can be difficult. It is important to your recovery that you feel able to cope when you return home. We at CDPHP care about our members and want to provide the support you need during this time. View the hospital discharge tool kit for all the resources CDPHP can provide to support your path to recovery.
Drug Abuse & Dependence
Know the signs of drug abuse and read tips on how to tell if you or a loved one are addicted.
Are You Depressed? Visit the Depression Learning Center
See the signs of depression and what they mean to you.
Don’t Be Afraid or Ashamed to Take Your Bipolar Disorder Medications
Taking your medications as prescribed by your doctor can help you feel better and more balanced and help you maintain stability. Watch this brief video for more information on why taking your medications every day is important, as well as tips and resources for incorporating your medications into your daily routine.
This video provides patient testimony on the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression while reinforcing the importance of seeking help and treatment.
Welcoming a new family member is a joyful time, but it can be stressful, too. New moms go through a lot of changes in the first few weeks after giving birth. For some, it can be the start of postpartum depression. This under-recognized and under-treated disorder can affect any woman.
Postpartum depression is defined as moderate to severe depression experienced by a woman after giving birth. It may happen within the first few months after delivery or as long as a year later. Symptoms frequently include feeling scared or panicky, not enjoying things you used to look forward to, and feeling unusually sad or anxious. In some cases, thoughts of harming yourself or your baby may occur.
You may not realize there are resources available through CDPHP to help you deal with postpartum depression. CDPHP sends new mothers a survey and educational materials after the birth of a baby. A behavioral health counselor reviews all responses to the survey. For any woman who appears to be at risk for postpartum depression, we will reach out to talk it over and offer a referral for care.
If you are a new mom, alert your physician of any depression or thoughts of harming your baby or yourself. If you wish to speak with a counselor, call the CDPHP Behavioral Health Access Center at 1-888-320-9584.