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1 in 4 U.S. adults suffer from mental health issues and over 3 million suffer from clinical depression. Balancing work, family, and life is often overwhelming. This page has been assembled by a few of our past guests with valuable information from personal experience. There are resources not only for work-related stress but options for you, your family, coworkers, and friends.

24-Hr Crisis Line: 866-427-4747 

Not intended for professional or medical advice but a way to connect people with options to get help. You are not alone, find what works best for you. The following are from the personal experiences of people who have gotten help.

 

UPS EMPLOYEE RIGHTS & RESOURCES

Contact TeamCare call 800-832-6227
VERY IMPORTANT Make sure you are seen within 3 days of leaving work and get your paperwork in. Teamcare pays up to 26 weeks.

Contact The Hartford at 866-825-0186. They are who you contact for FMLA or a leave of absence. They also keep track of your time off work.

Employee Assistance Program

1-UPSER-HAPPY (1-877-374-2779)

For Reference thanks to Tammy Martin. Check out her story on Episode #75
Find more details by logging into your UPSers online account. Go to MyHR tab and search "Employee Assistance Program"

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FAMILY CRISIS

"When finding my own therapist, I decided to pay out of pocket because the Company's coverage only covers so many free sessions. I pay through BetterHelp. Took me a couple of times to find one I felt all right with. I like it because all of my sessions are with my phone and I can message her. She's been really helpful through my oldest child's recent qualms. And you might as well take up that podcast's offer with their discount code if you wanna pay!


For finding a therapist for my kids, I have utilized the local program Community Reach Center (CRC) in Colorado. They're a free benefit for the whole community. I am going to guess there are other resources in each state. 


We used the last resort method first when it came to my oldest's suicide attempt. They had a friend call 911 and took the wee-woo wagon to the nearest ER. After screening, the on-call psychologist recommended a bed at an in-patient facility. However, DO YOUR RESEARCH for finding a facility. Advocate for whoever is being treated, whether it be yourself or a family member. Shit use google and check out their reviews. Word of mouth though is the best way to find if a place is decent or not. After speaking with a coworker of mine whose daughter spent time at the same facility, we concluded that the care there was subpar. Especially for children. That being said. I recommend if a child is in crisis, find a local hospital that specializes in taking care of tiny humans. Here in Colorado, we have Children's Hospital and in Denver, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. My kids have been to both for urgent care, surgery, and mental health help and I recommend both, highly."

Resources:

Anytime Anywhere Therapy out of pocket: https://www.betterhelp.com


Colorado:

Therapy in-network for teamsters/free for people not covered by insurance/free people who have Medicaid/free or discounted for uncovered: Community Reach Center 

Phone number: (303)853-3500


In-Patient or emergency mental care designed for kids: https://www.childrenscolorado.org

-Mental health providers specifically: Children's Colorado

Phone Number: (720)777-1234


Colorado Crisis Hotline:

 1-844-493-TALK (8255)


Youth Seen-lgbtq friendly mental health help for those struggling and their loved ones.

https://youthseen.org

They will contact you when you enter your information in their connect tab to provide more help.

For Reference thanks to Samantha Tafoya. Check out her story on Episode #75
Find more resources in your local area.

 

NET THERAPY

NET (Neuro-Emotion Technique) is used to process and release stress-related issues — both in mind and body. Many types of doctors use this technique such as chiropractors for total wellness.

While the NET protocol itself is not considered to be psychology, the following principles apply within the steps of NET:

- cognitive (identifying thoughts and internal dialog associated with recollections)

- emotional (identifying the emotions the recollection elicits)

- behavioral (how the recollections affect actions, relationships, etc.).

NET can also help physical problems that have an associated stress component. Stress can definitely be a factor in acute situations, and it is also often a factor in chronic and hard-to-resolve conditions.

"This technique allowed my mind and body to release emotional blockages more effectively than traditional talk therapy and heal itself from Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, and many physical ailments. The combination of this and neurotransmitter therapy completely changed my life. I look forward to waking up and experiencing everyday life has to offer me. I believe a happy healthy life is possible for everyone."

For Reference thanks to Amy Rogan. Therapy description from netmindbody.com
Check out her story on Episode #37

 

TRAMA INFORMED YOGA & WELLNESS

Tara Sanders is a yoga teacher specializing in trauma informed yoga, adaptive yoga, Yoga Nidra, and mindfulness. Offering workshops, private and group classes, I create a safe, compassionate, and transformative environment for students to practice and experience greater health and wellness.

For Reference thanks to Tara Sanders.
Check out her story on Episode #34