- Employee Assistance Program
Click on the link above and scroll down to the EAP section for information on when you should use EAP
- Talkspace connect with a
licensed therapist via text message or video chat usually within a day or two.
Wespath has added Talkspace to its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for its HealthFlex participants and their family members. You get eight free EAP sessions per concern per year. One week of messaging via Talkspace counts as one session. A face-to-face Talkspace video session also counts as one session.
How to register:
- 1. Contact the Optum EAP at 1-866-881-6800 and request a Talkspace authorization code.
- 2. Visit talkspace.com/connect. Under "Use my Employee Assistance Program (EAP)," click "Get Started."
- 3. Fill out the basic information. Type Wespath in the "Organization name" field and enter the Authorization Code received in Step 1.
After registering, it is easy to find a therapist with Talkspace's online matching tool. After the individual selects a therapist, a complimentary orientation session with the therapist is recommended. The orientation session does not count as one of the eight EAP visits.
- AFSP Texas Chapter is for youth ages 5-11 and their trusted adults.
- CDC helps students and parents transition back to school.
- Family Guide: Children’s Mental Health Services (Texas Health & Human Services)
- Gizmo's Pawsome Guide to Mental Health takes an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Navigate Life Texas
- Texas Parent to Parent
- Mental Health America of Greater Dallas supports safe, clean boarding homes for those that are recovering from mental illness.
- Call the City of Dallas at 214-670-1972 for the most updated and accurate information regarding boarding home facilities, regulations and licensing.
- Medicaid can help families that have Medicaid, which covers some mental health services.
- Mental Health America has an extensive list of support groups that meet locally or remotely.
- Mental Health America of Greater Dallas offers peer-lead support groups
- Mental Health Texas is a website full of national, regional and local mental health resources.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Texas offers online support groups.
- Texas Health and Human Services contracts with nearly 40 regional mental and behavioral health authorities that deliver and coordinate affordable mental health services in their communities. (Spanish available).
- The Texas Psychological Association website can help identify a local psychologist.
- Blue Christmas Service (From UM Disability Concerns)
- Faith & Grief Podcast a collection of Fall 2020 episodes that discuss faith and grief in the holiday season.
- Handling the Holidays' Infographic (from Faith & Grief)
- Holidays, Grief and Loss (from Modern Loss)
- North Texas Grief Support Groups (curated by the Faith & Grief)
- 5 New Years Resolutions for Depression (from NAMI)
- Faith & Grief, a Dallas-based nonprofit, sponsors support groups, retreats, workshops and has online content like blogs, videos, devotionals and other resources available.
- How to Help a Person with Mental Illness (from NAMI)
- Loneliness (from Mental Health America's Instagram account)
- Mental Health Faith and Facts (from UMCJustice.org)
- Quick Reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders (from NAMI)
- Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-214-828-1000
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- North Texas Behavioral Health Authority: 1-877-653-6363 or 1-214-366-9407
- COVID-19 Related Mental Health Concerns: 1-833-986-1919
To suggest additional resources, email Rev. Andrew Fiser.