Guidance Resources

Guidance Resources, our employee assistance provider, created a 7-minute on-demand training to help adults have conversations with children about violent events in our community and the world. We hope that this will be a helpful resource.  Link to On-demand training: Talking To Kids About Violent Events With Widespread Media Coverage

They also have several helpful documents:

Coping with a Traumatic Event

Mental Health First Aid: Helping Someone Who is Suffering

 

We are pleased to offer all employees and their families access to support through the ComPsych Guidance Resources. There is no cost to employees or their families and all information is confidential. No personally identifiable information is sent to the District. This support  is designed to assist employees and their families in resolving personal problems (e.g., marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; substance/alcohol abuse).

On the web: https://www.guidanceresources.com

Web ID: SDP

By phone: 833-812-5180

TDD: 800.697.0353

Click here for more information.

Virtual Counseling is also available to all employees and dependents through Guidance Resources.

Guidance Resources has put together a handout on grief at School District of Philadelphia Grief Handout . 

 

Introducing LYRA Health

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Lyra Health to provide coaching and therapy how, when, and where you need it. Lyra gives you and your dependents access to the best care quickly and easily. No more endless searches for therapists, long wait times, or wondering how you’ll pay for mental health care. Learn more at https://www.philasd.org/benefits/lyra-health/.

Digital Self-Care Tools

We’ve added an evidence-based interactive Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) program that addresses all of the most common issues associated with behavioral health. This needs-based digital program directly addresses behavioral health issues in a user-friendly fashion. Used in conjunction with other platforms and/or counseling, CCBT offers expanded alternative access to behavioral health care.

Log into guidanceresources.com and select the to register.  or click here.

 

Crisis Text Helpline:

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 crisis support by text.
Text HELLO to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.

Drug or Alcohol Dependence in PA:

If you need assistance in finding a treatment provider or funding for addiction treatment, please
call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or contact your local county drug and alcohol office.

 

If you require additional counseling, services are available through your SDP insurance, click here.