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Staff Wellness Resources

Recognizing the pressures and challenges DC Department of Corrections (DOC) staff face daily, we are committed to supporting their well-being through effective stress management resources and physical and mental wellbeing initiatives. Below, you'll find a list of tools, programs, and services designed to help manage stress, improve resilience, and enhance overall mental wellbeing. We encourage all staff to explore these resources and make use of them as part of their personal wellness journey.

For additional support, DOC staff are encouraged to reach out to the Agency Wellness Coordinator, Dr. Marquita Siler-Tyler, at [email protected].

Stress Management Resources
D.C. Government Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
INOVA Employee Assistance Program Confidential assistance, 24/7
(800) 346-0110 - Option 1
TDD# for the hearing impaired (877) 845-6465

Your Health Insurance Carrier
Member Services number of the back of your insurance card
Inquire about your Mental Health benefits.

Safe Call Now
(206) 459-3020
A 24/7 help line staffed by first responders for first responders and their family members. They can assist with treatment options for responders who are suffering from mental health, substance abuse and other personal issues.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255
The national (USA) suicide hotline. Not first responder specific, but they can and will talk to anyone who needs help. We’ve been told by one of their founders they have many first responders and veterans who volunteer.

Crisis Text Line
Text "Help" to 741-741
A service that allows people in crisis to speak with a live, trained crisis counselor who receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.

Veterans Crisis Line (Veterans only)
(800) 273-8255, Option 1, or text 838255
A crisis line specifically for veterans of the US armed forces.

American Addiction Centers
(888) 987-6757 or (888) 731-3473
Provides quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Department of Behavior Health (DBH) Access Helpline
(888) 793-4357
Get emergency psychiatric care, help with problem solving, determine whether to seek ongoing mental health services or other types of services, find out what services are available.

Department of Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis
(202) 673-9300 or (202) 673-6495
Available from 9 am to 1 am every day, the Mobile crisis services teams respond to adults throughout the District who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis whether in the homes or on the street and who are unable or unwilling to travel to receive mental health services. Clinicians also are available to provide counseling support after traumatic events whether personal or community wide.

Apps and Websites

O2X Human Performance
NFPA 1583 Compliant. The program includes improving nutrition, stress management, sleep, resilience, and physical conditioning. These five pillars of human performance make up the comprehensive EAT SWEAT THRIVE methodology.

7 Cups
Utilizes both trained listeners and licensed therapists and counselors to provide services. Trained listeners are laypeople trained in active listening who provide free confidential support. Users can also establish a relationship with a licensed professional for a fee. Not first responder specific, but they allow you to pick your listener and therapist so you can find someone who you’re likely to be able to connect with.

IntelliCare is a suite of apps that work together to target common causes of depression and anxiety like sleep problems, social isolation, lack of activity, and obsessive thinking. These apps are part of a nationwide research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

PTSD Coach
Website/App – Designed by the National Center for PTSD (a division of the VA). PTSD Coach provides information about diagnosing and treating PTSD, the ability to track symptoms, information on handling stress, and direct links to support and help.

Talk Space
Website – Offers online therapy with licensed mental health providers. Intake counselor will match you with an appropriate therapist.

Lionrock - Thin Line Recovery Program
Online video intensive outpatient program for first responders. Lionrock is fully licensed and accredited by the Joint Commission JCAHO.