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Tip Sheet: Talking to Your Provider About Mental Health


  • Advocate for yourself. Share your needs and desires with your providers.
  • Ask for providers who are culturally responsive and have experience working with individuals of similar identities to you.
  • Ask your provider to document everything that is discussed, including any denials of treatments that you want.
  • Seek combinations of mental health care that is right for your unique needs.


  • Avoid mental health care due to shame.
  • Feel obligated to choose a Western model of mental health care.
  • Exclusively use one type of mental health care without exploring all options that feel right to you.

Remember: If MINES is your EAP you have access to a variety of wellness and mental health support including access to a specialty provider network of counselors with a diverse range of specialties and backgrounds able to serve any nationality, culture, or population group. Call 1-800-873-7138 or visit to access your services today!

To Your Wellbeing,

-The MINES Team