Philadelphia Police Department Employee Assistance Program
Philadelphia Police Employee Assistance Program (Penn Behavioral Health)
*24/7 confidential resource for PPD Members*
Phone Number: 888-321-4433
Website: Penn Behavioral Health EAP Website >
Details: The Philadelphia Police Department is here to help our community by providing them with access to the right resources and support. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a 24/7 confidential counseling unit with access to mental health professionals and services. You will have access to three counseling sessions at no cost to you through this resource.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
LEHB Website: Website >
Mental Health Resources: Website >
Law Enforcement Health Benefits (LEHB) Behavioral Health: 267-350-5405
Substance Use Disorder Resources: Website >
Main Phone Number: 215-763-8290
Main Fax Number: 215-763-8808
Phone Number for Emergency Prescription Questions: 800-467-2006
LEHB Dental and Vision Questions: 215-364-3529
Details: LEHB offers dental treatment, diabetes supplies, disease management, healthcare, medical counseling, and other services for Philadelphia Police Department members.
Police/ First Responder Specific Resources
1st Help – http://www.1sthelp.net/
1st Help matches first responders with appropriate services based on a brief questionnaire, which determines what specific assistance you need (emotional, financial, religious, etc.).
Safe Call Now – https://www.safecallnow.org/ or call 206-459-3020
Safe Call Now is a 24-hour crisis referral service for those in public safety and their family members.
First Responder Support Network – http://www.frsn.org/ or call 415-721-9789
FRSN provides educational treatment programs for ?rst responders and their families.
Serve & Protect – https://serveprotect.org/ or call 615-373-8000 for the crisis line
Serve & Protect helps connect public safety professionals with trauma services.
Cops Alive – http://www.copsalive.com/
Cops Alive provides resources and strategies to help cops live happy and successful lives.
Cop 2 Cop Hotline – 866-COP-2COP
Staffed by retired officers who are Licensed Clinical Social Workers
CopLine – http://www.copline.org/ or call 800-267-5463
CopLine is a 24/7 service that will connect you to a peer support counselor.
The Valor Officer Safety and Wellness program is a Bureau of Justice Assistance funded initiative that provides a ton of resources and online training focused on improving officer health and resilience.
Blue H.E.L.P. – https://bluehelp.org/
Blue H.E.L.P. is an organization working to reduce mental health stigma in law enforcement and raise awareness of the problem of suicide in LE.
Badge of Life – https://www.badgeoflife.org/
Badge of Life’s focus is educating and training agencies on mental health and suicide prevention in law enforcement.
Free VA Apps for iOS and Android Devices
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and impulses without avoiding them or being controlled by them. This app was developed for Veterans, Service Members, and other people who are in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in consultation with a therapist. It offers exercises, tools, information, and tracking logs so you can practice what you’re learning in your daily life.
AIMS for Anger Management
AIMS is designed for Veterans and military Service members but can be used by anyone coping with anger problems.
CBT-i Coach is for people who are engaged in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. It provides a structured program that teaches strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia.
Concussion Coach was designed for Veterans, Service members, and other individuals who experience physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that may be related to mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.
Couples Coach is designed for partners who want to improve their relationship and explore new ways to connect. The app takes users through five levels of expert-written education and engaging behavioral exercises informed by science.
CPT Coach (*iOS only)
CPT Coach is for those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who are participating in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with a professional mental healthcare provider.
The Insomnia Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to help manage insomnia. The app is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
Mindfulness means noticing and paying attention to what is going on in the present moment, without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain.
PE Coach is a mobile application (mobile app) for patients to use with their therapists during PE therapy for PTSD.
PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.
PTSD Family Coach
PTSD Family Coach is for family members of those living with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The app provides extensive information about PTSD, how to take care of yourself, how to take care of your relationship with your loved one or with children, and how to help your loved one get treatment.
Self-Care Resources for Burnout
Mindfulness activities such as controlled breathing, meditation and guided imagery have been shown to help reduce stress. According to research mindfulness activities have several benefits for physical and mental health. Some of the strongest health benefits include: improving mood, reducing stress, helping cope with physical pain and improving brain functioning.
StressRemedy has a selection of free guided meditation exercises that you can try.
Below are a few audio guides that can help with practicing slowing down thoughts and reconnecting the mind and body:
Journaling has been shown to decrease blood pressure, ease symptoms of depression, and improve immune functioning. Research indicated that journaling reduces blood pressure, improves mood, and decreases absenteeism.
Article: The Benefits of Journaling >
Yoga can help reduce the feelings of stress, helping to release the body and mind from a state of “fight-or-flight”, and bringing it into a state of “rest-and-digest”, by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).
- Video Playlist: Sample of Yoga Videos Available in the NeuroFlow App >
- Article: Yoga for Burnout >
- Article: 5 Yoga Poses to Overcome Burnout >
- Website: Down Dog >
Yoga for Beginners from Down Dog is FREE for healthcare professionals through July 1st 2021
Listening to or playing music is a great way to help manage burnout. Music is extremely powerful when it comes to stress-management and relaxation. It can aid in meditation, lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and helps decrease stress hormone levels.
Regular physical activity can improve quality of life and relieve stress, tension, anxiety, and depression. You may notice a “feel good” sensation immediately following your workout and also see an improvement in overall well-being over time as physical activity becomes a regular part of your life.
Article: Working Out to Relieve Stress >
Sleep is critical to a healthy mind and healthy body. Research has shown that people with burnout have significantly higher insomnia troubles, sleep fragmentation, and non-restorative sleep. In addition, burnout subjects have higher levels of anxiety and depression scores. Improving sleep doesn’t happen quickly, but there are some steps you can take to improve sleep hygiene that can get you on the road to a better night sleep.
Choosing healthy foods may help you to feel well and happy. A balanced wholesome diet may help to prevent and improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. A diet rich in processed foods with added salt, sugars and fats may lead to poor mental health and exacerbate symptoms of burnout.
Crisis Resources & Hotlines
Website: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Description: This is a confidential, toll-free, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Call 1-800-273-TALK to receive support and local referrals.
Description: The Veterans Crisis Line provides confidential help for Veterans, Service Members, and their families.
Website (and online chat): Veteran Crisis Line >
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Website: National Domestic Violence Hotline
Description: The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 counseling and support to victims of domestic violence and abuse at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). You can also chat online at the website above.
Website: The Trevor Project
Description: The Trevor Project’s trained counselors are here to support 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386. Text and online chat is available on the website above.
Therapy & Treatment Finder
Website: SAMHSA National Helpline
Description: This treatment referral and information service is confidential, free, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Mental Health Organizations
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance use disorders and mental illnesses.
Description: The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.
Description: The website of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) provides complementary information to its print edition about the classification, assessment, symptoms and treatment of mental disorders.
Website: Mental Health America
Description: Mental Health America’s (MHA’s) programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.
Description: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
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