Our mental health is connected to our physical health and our relationships. Our brains, feelings, and emotions affect our work, home, and all areas of our lives. Stress is a significant factor in many types of disease and illness. Investing in personal resiliency—through effective communication, leadership and learning at work and home—has been demonstrated to give people skills in coping with difficult situations.
Wellness and our County medical plans (Taking Care of Yourself) offer resources to invest in our mental health and creating calmness in our lives. HR-Training offers many classes on communication, leadership, and resiliency.
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Clackamas County Crisis Line
- Caregiving Support
- Family Conflict Resolution Services
- Training Resources
- Employee Benefits for Mental Health and Addiction
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Each of us encounters issues that may interfere with day to day activities. Some of these problems affect our quality of life and this is where the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) comes in, to help with concerns such as:
- Workplace issues
All your information is kept completely confidential. Your employer will not be informed that you have accessed EAP services.
Visit the employee intranet for additional information about the robust services our EAP provides for employees and their eligible family members.
Crisis Services provides 24 hour help for people experiencing a mental health issue. They provide consultation, evaluation, and assistance from mental health professionals. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis the Clackamas County crisis line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 503-655-8585.
It is also alright to call another County's Crisis line if you don't want to use the line for the County you work or live in. Find more options on the on the Oregon County's crisis lines website.
Are you a caregiver for an aging parent, family member living with a disability, or child with special needs?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Is it hard to juggle work and family caregiving? Caregivers that receive supportive services have been shown to have improved physical and mental health and improve the quality of their caregiving.
For EAP eligible employees, the Family Caregiver Program (paid for by the Wellness Program) provides up to six sessions of resource support and information to work with your unique situation.
To learn more about this program please call 503-650-5724 or click on the link below:
Family Conflict Resolution Services
Clackamas County Resolution Services provides family mediation services and other conflict resolution tools. Effective July 1, 2018 regular and temporary employees and their eligible family members may receive up to six subsidized sessions for family mediation.
How do I sign up?
- Contact: Resolution Services | 503-655-8415 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.
- Contact the Wellness Coordinator or Wellness Program Assistant for a confidential billing number: Tamradic@clackamas.us | 503-742-5486 or email@example.com | 503-655-8354. This allows Resolution Services to bill the Wellness Program without using your name.
Clackamas County provides a number of training resources to help you de-stress your work environment. Classes are available in a number of areas to include resiliency, communication skills, and communication and leadership for an effective workplace (CLEW). Find available classes through the Clackamas County training intranet webpage.
For County employees seeking more support with mental illness, depression, or addiction in you or your family, consider these resources:
- Medical benefits
Mental Health Services for both Providence and Kaiser are provided at the same rates and co-pays as primary care.
- Alternative Care
General County employee benefits for alternative care include massage, acupuncture, naturopath and chiropractic care. POA Providence benefits for alternative care include chiropractic care. Kaiser POA benefits also cover massage, acupuncture, and naturopath care. These healing arts can help with stress, pain, and tension.