Mental Health Newsletter

Spring 2023

In this edition:

The health and well-being of Orange County Government employees is a top priority. YOU matter. Check out OC MindMatters, a resource to support your journey towards optimal mental health.

OC MindMatters

Need help? Call 2-1-1 Heart of Florida United Way

You are not alone. Every day, hundreds of people across Central Florida turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—whether for financial assistance, health programs, crisis support and more.

Learn more here.

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 1-31

Join Headspace for a month dedicated to being kind to you mind. This May, Orange County employees can participate in a variety of activities geared at cultivating tenderness with yourself and other.

Headspace offers meditations, mindfulness tips, sleepcasts, focus playlists, an more.

Got questions? Visit their Help Center or email the Member Experience team at [email protected].

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Headspace May Activities

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week - May 7-13

Did you know mental health is an essential part of children’s overall well-being and plays an important role in both their physical health and ability to succeed in school and society?

An estimated 20 million of our nation’s young people can currently be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 U.S. children ages 3–17 has a mental, emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorder.  

Together we can make meaningful difference in the lives of our children!

Join us as we strive to:

  • Increase public awareness of the importance of children's mental health & substance use.
  • Reduce stigma surrounding mental health.
  • Connect children & families with resources for prevention & support of mental health disorders.

Five Facts About Children's Mental Health You Should Know

  1. A.D.H.D - Around 9.8% of children in the U.S. suffer from A.D.H.D.
  2. Depression - There are approximately 2.7 million depressed children in the U.S.
  3. Treatment - Only eight in ten children receive treatment for depression.
  4. On the Rise - Anxiety and depression in children increased from 5.4% to 8.4% in 10 years.
  5. Visible by 14 - 50% of mental health problems are visible by age 14.

National Today, 2023

Podcasts & Resources

For a list of podcasts to listen from your home device, click here.

Additional Supporting Resources:

Wellness Webinar: Mental Health Awareness

When: Tuesday, May 16 at 12 p.m.

Where: Register Here


This webinar is designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and promote ways of supporting one another in the workplace.

Free Counseling Sessions
Through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employees and their family members (spouse and children) have access to six free counseling sessions. Virtual or in-person counseling is available.

In order to utilize counseling services through the EAP, you must call 1-855-221-8925. You will be asked for our Web ID (ORANGECOUNTY).

A representative will connect you with a professional that fits your needs so you can schedule a free appointment.
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