Mental Health Newsletter
Summer 2022
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.
Podcast Recording:
August brings the Back to School season and we’re providing tools and resources to support your students as they head back to school.
We hope you and your family find this month’s podcast beneficial as we strive to promote youth mental health wellness as they prepare for going back to school. *Note: The podcast episodes work best using Google Chrome.*
August is Happiness Month!

It’s the perfect time to check in with your emotional wellbeing.

Click the button to learn more.
New Mental Health Virtual Therapist -
Jared Chantrill
In addition to the six free counseling sessions through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employees and their family members (spouse and children) have access to a mental health virtual therapist.

To schedule an appointment, employees can call the EAP toll free number at 1-855-221-8925 or contact Jared Chantrill at 808-773-6858 or email [email protected].
Appointment Windows:
Tuesdays - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursdays - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

To learn more about Jared Chantrill, click below.
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.
Download the Headspace App

As part of our goal to create a healthy and happy culture, we've partnered with Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through their app and online content.
Headspace is the most science-backed mindfulness app, proven to reduce stress, improve mental resilience, and help you fall asleep more easily. It is also proven to increase happiness and compassion.
To get started, sign up for your Headspace subscription at OCFL's employee enrollment page:
Got questions? Visit their Help Center or email the Member Experience team at [email protected]
Cope Notes, a free service for Orange County employees, uses daily text messaging to improve mental and emotional health through:
  • Repetition - The more often you think a thought, the more likely you are to think it again
  • Disruption - These texts interrupt negative thought patterns, reinforcing healthy habits
  • Adaptation - Your brain will form neural pathways associated with coping skills and resilience

86% of users report improved mental health within 30 days.
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