Virtual Mental Health Fair December 7-11
ALL Salt Lake City employees and their families are invited to attend these webinars, from anywhere–all you need is an internet connection.
2020 has been a year to remember — or one that we would rather forget. To help us cope with the additional mental strain that 2020 has caused, we are hosting a five-day Virtual Mental Health Fair, December 7-11. These webinars along with additional mental heath materials will be available on the HR website for you and your family to use. These services are confidential and available 24/7. If you have questions about the event please contact Trent.Steele@slcgov.com.
View the event flyer here.
Virtual Mental Health Fair Schedule
If you are unable to attend a live session, recorded webinars will be available at a later date.
What is mental health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same thing. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness.
More than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.
- 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.
- 1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.
Taking the time to address your mental health in very important. A first step a City employee can make is reaching out to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), ComPsych.
ComPsych is here to help City employees with anything going on in their lives or family. This includes spouses and children up to the age of 26, or an Adult Designee. There is no sign-up required, no cost for the program and it is entirely confidential.
The Primary benefit offered by ComPsych is up to 10 (15 for SLC Strong participants) face-to-face or virtual counseling sessions free of charge, per event per year. An event is any relationship or personal issue causing stress to you and family.
Video Program Overview:
ComPsych® GuidanceResources® program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. For more information, visit their website here, or call the numbers below.
Public Employees 1-855-823-5389 Company ID: SLC
SLC Strong 1-844-206-4097 Company ID: SLCPS
COVID and Working from Home
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a range of challenges and stressors in our personal and professional lives. ComPsych trainers have designed a series of webinars to offer guidance and best practices to help you navigate the unique situations that many people will encounter over the coming months.
COVID-19 Webinar Resources:
- Pandemic Anxiety as Kids Return to School
- Navigating Your Work From Home Transition
- Coping with Uncertainty About COVID-19
- How Emotions Impact Eating During a Crisis
- Managing Worry & Anxiety Amid COVID-19
- Tools to Handle COVID-19-Related Stress
- Self-Isolating Together During the Pandemic
- Being an Effective Manager During COVID-19
Additional Mental Health Resources
- Back to School COVID-19 Resources
- Physical Fitness
- World Mental Health Day
- World Suicide Prevention
PEHP Mental Health Resources
Preauthorization Not Required
For outpatient services
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs)
Preauthorization Required for
- Inpatient (for short term stabilization)
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Residential Treatment
- Day Treatment
Examples of Disorders covered
- Substance Abuse
Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
- Covered In-network ONLY
- Up to 30 days per plan year
- Pre-Auth required
- ER used for urgent admits
- IAFF Centers of Excellence (fire only)
- Salt Lake Behavioral Network (all employees eligible)
- Provider Directory at www.pehp.org
- PEHP Health Benefit Advisors 801-366-7555 or 800-765-7347
- Nurses & Case Managers can help coordinate care
Who can I call in crisis?
Emergency Hotline Numbers
- UNI Crisis Line (Mobile outreach team) 801-587-3000
- Salt Lake County Crisis Line 800-587-3000 or text LISTEN to 741741
- Mental Health America Hotline Text MHA to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK or Text HOME to 741741
- USA National Suicide Hotlines 800-SUICIDE
- SAMHSA National Helpline 800-662-HELP
- Crisis Text Line Text CONNECT to 741741
Live On Utah:
Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead and Live On.
Need help? Call the Lifeline. 1.800.273.8255 Speak to a Licensed Clinician Anonymous, Free and Local.
Benefits and Wellness
Information on Health & Flex Savings Accounts.
Information on Dental Coverage
Information on Vision Coverage.
Information on the new wellness program.
Information on the Employee only Clinic.
Resources and information for personal or work-life issues.
Learn about the leave options available to you.
Information on Short Term Disability.
Information on Long Term Disability
SLC’s dedicated employee assistance program for Public Safety Officers.
Information on life insurance options.
Information on retirement benefits for employees.
Information on how to save money with Dependent Care Flex Spending Account.
Information on employee tuition reimbursement.
Details and exclusions on Paid Leave.
Information on optional supplemental income protections.
Information on additional legal services.
Information on additional resources for SLC employees.
COBRA Continuation Coverage
Your health benefits end when you no longer work for the City. Learn how you can continue your coverage with COBRA.