Mental health resources hub

What you need to know

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To help you manage your emotional and mental wellbeing, PayPal offers the following benefits and resources to support you and your family.

If you’re experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room, or call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, or text Connect to 741741.

Mental health benefits and resources

Optum for better mental health

Optum Live and Work Well provides emotional and mental health support in person, online, or virtually, at no cost to you!

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

You and your family members are automatically enrolled in the EAP at no cost to you. You receive up to ten confidential counseling sessions by phone or in person per issue, per year. A specialist can help you manage stress and anxiety, navigate relationship issues, develop resilience, cope with grief, and more. You also have access to self-help programs, interactive tools, and other resources to help deal with life’s challenges.

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Talkspace on-demand counseling

Through Optum EAP, you can access online therapy from anywhere through Talkspace. Message a licensed therapist 24/7 from your phone or desktop — safely and confidentially, with no appointment required. You can also schedule real-time video sessions as needed.

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Optum EAP and Talkspace are available 24/7 at no cost to you! And Optum offers even more resources for you.

Optum Live and Work Well

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Accolade Care online therapy

You don’t need to go to a doctor’s office to speak to a therapist. You and your eligible dependents have access to online therapy through Accolade Care. A licensed therapist can address a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and life transitions, all from the privacy and comfort of your own home.

The amount you pay for Accolade Care services is based on your medical plan’s coverage for office visits.

Get started!

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  • Download the Accolade, Inc. mobile app by texting ACCD to 67793 to activate your account

Finding your Calm

Calm is the world’s No. 1 app for mental wellbeing, and you and your family members have unlimited and free access to it. Lower stress levels, decrease anxiety, improve focus, and sleep better with Calm, whether you have 30 seconds or 30 minutes.

With Calm, you can listen to the Daily Calm with a new mindful theme every day, more than 100 guided meditations, Sleep Stories to help you drift into better sleep, and music to help you relax and reduce stress.

Ready to manage stress and improve your sleep?

RethinkCare behavior and developmental assistance

Raising children can be challenging. It doesn’t come with a handbook. If you have a child with learning or behavioral challenges — food aversions, learning disabilities, temper tantrums, a lack of focus — it can be hard to know what to do.

RethinkCare behavior and developmental assistance offers a free research-based program to help parents navigate parenting a child with behavior challenges and/or developmental delays or disabilities. Check out RethinkCare’s Mental Health Awareness Month resources.

Financial wellness with Ayco financial coaching

Financial stress can lead to emotional and mental stress. PayPal offers Ayco’s financial counseling benefit to help you improve your financial wellness, at no cost to you.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, are in mid-career, or are even near retirement, Ayco gives you the right digital tools and confidential one-on-one coaching to help you navigate financial challenges, plan for the future, and become financially fit. A financial coach can help you save more money for retirement, pay down debt, understand student college loans, and more.

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Kaiser mental health resources

Kaiser offers several mindfulness resources available to all PayPal employees, and you don’t have to be enrolled in a Kaiser medical plan.

The connection between mind and body

Visit Exos at Home (must be on the PayPal network) for the latest information on how your physical health influences your mental health. Check out the videos below for an intro to mindful eating and a session on the connection between physical activity, brain health, and optimizing mental performance.

Introduction to Mindful Eating

More than Movement Recording

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Live webinars

During the month of May, check out the following live webinars from our mental health partners, covering topics like how to embrace self-care, the importance of mental health during and after pregnancy, and how to build resilience.

Live webinars and events

Feed Your Brain: The Gut Brain Connection

Many foods can improve brain health. Some foods have antioxidants that help protect your brain from damage. Others contain nutrients that support memory and brain development. This session will highlight how certain foods can enhance or inhibit brain health, alertness, memory, and mood. Research indicates that dietary patterns can even help break addictive behaviors and support recovery from many mental health challenges.

Friday, May 10 at 12 p.m. PT

Meeting ID: 910 2716 9997
Passcode: Fitness

Calm 2-Week Challenge: May 13–24

In this 2-week challenge, you’ll receive mental health content that you can complete in 5-10 minutes. By the end of the challenge, you’ll better understand what mental health tools resonate most with you and integrate them into your daily routine.

Register by May 12

Cultivating Your Calm: A Mental Health Awareness Month Conversation

Taking care of our mental health is a journey and no step is ever too small. In this 1-hour virtual session, Dr. Rheeda Walker, a renowned psychologist, and Dr. Chris Mosunic, Calm’s Chief Clinical Officer, will share how you can create a sustainable mental health toolbox to build resilience in different life areas.

Wednesday, May 15 at 9 a.m. PT


Parental Mental Health: From Pregnancy to Postpartum

Progyny will share how important mental health support is during your pregnancy and postpartum journey, including adjusting to life with a new baby, navigating relationships, and preparing to return to work.

Wednesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. PT


Benefits of a Self-Care Routine

Self-care is a term that is used often and by a lot of people. Depending on whom you ask, it’s anything from five minutes of uninterrupted reading time to a full weekend at a spa. While it is a hot buzzword, self-care for your mental health isn’t just trendy — it’s transformative!

If you are struggling with mental fatigue, stress management, burnout, etc., tune in for realistic, practical, and simple strategies you can incorporate that will have a big impact (even if you only have five minutes).

Friday, May 17 at 12 p.m. PT

Meeting ID: 951 0947 1730
Passcode: Fitness

Calm Fundamentals for Building Resilience

Tuesday, May 21 at 8 a.m. PT


Embracing Self-Care for Mental Well-Being

Discover how devoting time to attend to your needs and nurture wellness in your life can improve your mental wellbeing through our partner, Sutter Health.

Thursday, May 30 at 12 p.m. PT


Intro to Mindful Eating

Have you ever eaten more than you meant to while watching Netflix, working, or driving? Find yourself eating when you are bored, stressed, or anything but hungry? Have you ever finished off a bag of chips or a pint of ice cream, only to be surprised that it is gone and wonder if you tasted all of it? Or found yourself starving without a plan, only to end stuffed and looking for sweatpants?

Join this webinar for an introduction to mindful eating that will include practical tips and strategies to help you tune in to natural hunger and satiety cues, as well as a two-week plan that has the power to transform food relationships, allowing you to enjoy food while listening to your body.

Friday, May 31 at 12 p.m. PT

Meeting ID: 997 1051 2027
Passcode: Fitness