In 1949, the Mental Health America organization began to recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. It has since been adopted Nationwide and this month is used as a time to raise awareness, destigmatize and educate the public about mental illnesses, as well as sharing the strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. 

The topic of mental health and wellness is one that hits close to home for Local 399 in light of the fact that many of our Brothers and Sisters have struggled with mental wellness. We want to remind each and every one of our Members about the benefits that are available to you through the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan. If you are a Member of Teamsters Local 399, we encourage you to check out the OptumHealth information found at website.  Simply log into the “Live and Work Well” site here. The Passcode is MPIPHP if you choose to log into your portal anonymously

We also want to remind our Local 399 Members that if you ever feel you are a threat to yourself or someone else, there is a 24/7 Crisis Hotline provided through OptumHealth at: 888.661.9141 or 800.358.8515 or call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

We stand in solidarity with everyone in the fight for mental health and wellness. 

Download the 2018 Mental Health toolkit provided by Mental Health America here.