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Microsteps to Restore Your Mental Health from Dr. Deborah Fernandez-Turner

Dr Deborah Fernandez round headshot Deborah Fernandez-Turner, Acting Chief Psychiatric Officer of CVS Health and Aetna

As the Acting Chief Psychiatric Officer of CVS Health and Aetna, Deborah Fernandez-Turner shares some microsteps to help people who are struggling with mental well-being get back on the road to recovery.


If you’re in need, find support for your mental well-being by seeking care from a therapy resource of your choice:

  1. Schedule an in-person or virtual therapy appointment at a CVS MinuteClinic (schedule online or call 1-855-417-2486
  2. Find a therapist
  3. Speak with your provider or insurer about the right care options for you


As you’ll hear in Deborah’s video, something as small as adjusting lifestyle habits, eating fresh produce, and getting enough water, physical activity, or sleep can make a big difference on mental health.

Fine tuning daily habits, like the above, may be the right solution, and seeking help from others, like professionals, family or friends, may be the right path. The bottom line -- there are tons of resources, both big and small, many free, that are available for people seeking support. And all it takes is one microstep to get started.

1Mental Health Counseling is available through MinuteClinic at select CVS HealthHUB locations. As of July 1, 2022, this service can be accessed both in-person in select markets and virtually wherever you are in the following states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Additional states and locations will be made available later this year. Check our Mental Health Counseling services webpage for updates and more details.