Friday, September 20, 2019

For Emergencies Call: 911
Crisis Hotline: (951) 686-4357



Employee Assistance Services hopes that the resources we have provided are helpful in your time of crisis. These resources do not mean that there is an implied or explicit recommendation of any of these services. The crisis hotlines are not meant as a replacement for professional counseling and/or evaluation and treatment by a mental health/medical professional. After the immediate management of your crisis has been accomplished, we recommend that you contact Employee Assistance Services for follow-up care.


EAS Autism is a lifelong condition. Adults and children will vary in their capabilities. As children grow, their symptoms and needs will continue to change. Some adults will be completely dependent on parents or caregivers. Others will be able to live an independent life and many will be somewhere in the middle. Below is a list of helpful resources and information:
Autism Society Inland Empire
Autism Speaks
Coachella Valley Autism Society
UCLA Center for Autism and Research and Treatment


A majority of us will be caregivers at some point in our lives. As loved ones age, debilitating disease, chronic health conditions or simple frailty can soon follow. We may even end up caring for someone permanently injured from an accident. While some employ paid providers, most rely on unpaid assistance from family and friends. Caregiving is hard and often stressful. If you are caring for someone with mental problems like Alzheimer's disease it can be especially difficult. Support groups and resources can help:
(ARCH) National Respite Network and Resource Center  
Caring for Children 
Caring from a Distance
Family Caregiver Alliance
Inland Caregiver Resource Center
Riverside County Office on Aging
Today's Caregiver 


Community resources start with organizations that focus on helping people. Organizations that provide support groups and outreach groups, but can also include public services such as libraries, community centers and churches. Private nonprofit organizations also provide a range of services to the community. Below is a list of resources available:
211 Community Connect - Riverside County
211 Community Connect - San Bernardino County
Inland Regional Center
Riverside Network of Care
Riverside County Community Outreach


The County of Riverside encourages its employees to acquire new or advanced skills, knowledge, and viewpoints; by providing learning opportunities, training facilities, and partnering with various colleges to receive discounted tuition. Employee development not only enhances the individual, but also the organization. Below you'll find resources available:
COR Learning Center  
Employment Development Department   
Riverside County Educational Support Program
Riverside County Workforce Development Center


When you have healthy employees, your company reaps the benefits. A wellness program can increase productivity, boost morale and reduce stress. It can also help employees make smart and healthy choices that can reduce health care costs, increase vitality and diminish absenteeism. The County of Riverside encourages its employees (and family members when covered by employees' insurance) and county retirees to participate in what we have to offer to improve their health and overall well-being. Learn more at:
Culture of Health


The County of Riverside offers a low cost preventive health insurance plan to its employees, their qualified dependents, and retirees. Exclusive Care offers coverage to members at a cost substantially lower than other health care providers. Savings are typically from 5% to 33%. Exclusive Care is not a commercial insurance company. Learn more at:
Exclusive Care


Grief is a natural response to loss. It's the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one, which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief, but any loss can cause grief. Below are resources that can help:
Coping with Grief and Loss
Grief Support for Siblings
Types of Grief


Valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information:
National Library of Medicine
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization


These organizations provide support and general information on mental health as well as treatment, and available services for mental health issues:
American Psychological Association
National Alliance of Mental Illness - California
National Institute of Mental Health
Right Direction for Me - Dealing with Depression at Work
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800)273-TALK (8255)
Riverside County Department of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Military life comes with challenges that sometimes require us to seek help for ourselves or our family members. Below is a list of helpful resources for active duty military personnel, veterans and the family members of these individuals:
National Military Family Association
Riverside County Department of Veterans Services
TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Wounded Warriors


Whether you're planning to buy your first home or dreaming of a life without credit card debt, good money management is essential to achieving your financial goals and achieving a debt-free lifestyle. Find helpful tips using the resources below:
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
Annual Credit Report
Balance Track: Money Management
Money Management International
National Foundation for Credit Counseling


Good parenting includes keeping your child safe and healthy, setting limits, spending time with them; preparing and providing your children with the skills and resources needed to succeed as adults. A high-quality parent-child relationship is critical for healthy development. Parenting is hard work, but there are things you can do to maintain a good connection with your child and keep the lines of communication open. Find great tips and resources below:
American Psychological Association
Child Care Aware
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Kids Health
National Parent Helpline
NetSmartz Kids
Talking with Teens


Being in the home stretch leading up to retirement can feel great! These retirement resources with advice, guides and tools to plan for a successful retirement can help:
County of Riverside HR Benefits

SUBSTANCE ABUSE offers people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources – presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand.  


Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes a huge toll on families, friends, co-workers, and communities, as well as on our military personnel and veterans. There are many resources available to assess, treat and intervene. If you are feeling suicidal or are concerned about someone, there is help available right now. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE. These are toll-free crisis, 24 hour hotlines. Your call is free and confidential.
(If emergency medical care is needed, don't wait, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately)

Additional resources and references available:

American Foundation for Suicide Awareness
Know The Signs
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800)273-TALK (8255)
Suicide Prevention Awareness
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Stop A