May is Mental Health Month, dedicated to prioritizing our well-being and promoting open conversations about mental health. At the Local 4 Funds Office, we recognize the importance of mental health and its impact on our personal and professional lives.  Here are some resources to check out this month and beyond:

Please join our Employee Assistance Program, Lyra Health, for a workshop on suicide prevention in the workplace.  This one-hour workshop is being offered on Zoom on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00.  Participation is anonymous.  Check your email for an invitation with the Zoom link or click here: .  For more information, please contact Karen Larsen, LICSW at 508-533-1400 x127 or [email protected].

Now is the perfect time to learn more about the benefits and resources we offer to support members’ mental health and well-being.
  • To use your Lyra benefits for coaching, therapy, or digital tools, visit Lyra Health or call (844) 926-2482 24/7/365 to speak with a Lyra Care Navigator.
  • To find a mental health provider using your insurance benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield, log in to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts ( or call Team Blue at 888-389-7764 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lyra has a webpage featuring videos and articles about your well-being  Emotional Wellness | Lyra Health

Mental Health America has some tips for “Building Your Coping Toolbox”   Where to Start 2024 MHA May Toolkit (

Read Mental Health Myths and Facts from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Mental Health Myths and Facts | SAMHSA

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.  Additional mental health supports are available through the following:
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line is available 24/7, 365 days/year via phone or chat for anyone experiencing a mental health emergency:  833-773-2445  
  • Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S., 24/7 to connect with a volunteer crisis counselor.