Teammate Wellness Resources

Teammate Wellness Resources

This list of resources and links is specifically designed by the Staff Empowerment & Resilience / Victim Education & Support (SERVES) team to advocate for the physical and mental wellness of our teammates. The agencies listed below provide supportive services to corrections team members, as well as law enforcement. We encourage our teammates to reach out to these organizations. Support is only a phone call away.

To reach out to the SERVES team or refer a team member, use this form. 

 

Suicide Crisis Line
Call or Text 988


Veterans Crisis Line
Call or Text 988 : Press 1


Law Enforcement Crisis Line
Text “BLUE” to 741741


CopLine
Retired officers who have been trained to provide peer support. 
Confidential 24-hour hotline
1-800-267-5483 or


CODE 9 Project: You are not alone
National non-profit that provides support, education and self-help resources to affected staff and their family members. 
https://thecode9project.org/index.html 
Hopeline: 1-844-HOPE-247


 

B.L.U.E. Help
https://bluehelp.org/
Offers comfort and honor to families who have lost someone to suicide.  Also has other resources available. 


Area LOSS Team
402-440-1633
Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors. The LOSS Team is composed of suicides survivors and clinicians.


Mourning Hope
402-488-8989
www.mourninghope.org/
Grief support for individuals and families including:
• Adult Grief Support Groups and Family Grief Support Groups
• Young Adult Grief Support Groups
• Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups
• Counseling


SAMHSA’s National Helpline
800-662-HELP
www.samhsa.gov


Deer Oaks (NDCS EAP)
1-866-792-3616
www.deeroaks.com
Login & password: SON

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Counseling Referral List
SERVES has created a list of vetted therapists who specifically work with first responders. This list is in addition to providing NDCS teammates with Deer Oaks information. 

For a copy of this list, please contact your SERVES team coordinator

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SERVES Library
Each SERVES library has a variety of books related to staff wellness. Selections include:
• When Home Becomes a Housing Unit. Author: William Young
• The Nothing That Never Happened. Author: William Young
• Mindfulness for Warriors. Author: Kim Colgrove
• Bulletproof Spirit. Author: Cpt. Dan Willis
• The Body Keeps The Score. Author: Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.


AA / NA Meetings
For staff in recovery, we recommend selecting an AA/NA meeting that is identified as “closed”. NDCS incarcerated individuals do not attend AA/NA closed meetings.
https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/aa-meetings/nebraska/
https://sena-na.net/meeting-list/
https://lincaa.org/?post_type=tsml_meeting
https://omaha-na.org/omaha-metro-na-meetings/
https://findrecovery.com/na_meetings/ne/


First Responder’s Foundation
402-218-1234
Provides behavioral health and physical health services. They offer peer support meetings, spouse support meetings, therapy, workshops, addiction support groups, complete gym and more.


Desert Waters: Correctional Outreach
https://desertwaters.com/
Correctional Oasis is a monthly publication that is free. 


Victory Riding Academy
Victory Riding Academy is an Equine Assisted Therapy Center. The program combines learning to care for Equines (horses) with emotional support.

To sign up, please visit:
Victory Riding Academy >> NDCS > NDCS Programs (victoryride.org)


Pause First Academy for NDCS
Online, on-demand resilience training for first responders. The trainers have backgrounds in corrections, law enforcement, military, fire services, emergency medical services, teaching and consulting.   The trainings also include evidence-based practices such as meditation, mindfulness and yoga. All have a focus to help NDCS staff and family reach a healthy work-life balance.

To request an account: please send an email to: support@pausefirst.com and include the following information
 **DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT DIRECTLY ON THE ACADEMY SITE!!!**
• First Name         • Last Name
• E-mail Address
• Nebraska Department of Correctional Services