Mental Well-being

Crouse HelpPeople

Crouse HelpPeople Employee Assistance Program offers FREE and confidential assistance to Crouse Health and Crouse Medical Practice employees and immediate family members. Consider talking over any difficulty that you might have with a professional counselor. Call 315-470-7447 or 800-777-6110 for information or an appointment.

HelpPeople Website

HelpPeople can be a go-to resource to help address areas such as those listed below:

Mental Health Issues

New York State Office of Mental Health
Access this information for hotlines for free, confidential and anonymous support related to crisis management, gambling addiction, chemical dependency, and domestic violence.  Texting options available for certain hotlines. Click here for more information.

Peace Meditations – Crouse Spiritual Care
Enjoy brief meditations and enjoy a few moments of peace, on behalf of the Spiritual Care team. Click here for more information.

Mothers and Pregnant Women
Programs available for pregnant women, new mothers and families.  Support is available through individual and group settings, including virtual options. Click here for more information.

Articles and Apps

Overall Wellness & Physical Activity
Physical activity can play a large role in managing stress and supporting your overall mental well-being.  These pages will help guide you to an activity you may enjoy, as well as access discounts for fitness, yoga and massage therapy.

Crouse SimplyWell Get-Moving
Crouse SimplyWell Wellness Programs

P.A.C.E. Yourself: A Practice Honoring Healthcare Workers
Permission, Awareness/Anchor, Compassion (Self), Envision
Consider what would granting yourself permission look, sound, and feel like?  Consciously granting yourself permission to care for yourself in this way sets an intention to do so. Read more here.

Can Anyone Improve Their Own Well-Being?
One of the main principles of trainability from a biological perspective is neuroplasticity….If we undertake a conscious training strategy, such as the examples set out in the framework, we’ll help activate specific brain regions and develop those areas of insight, purpose, awareness, and connection. Read more here.

Slow Down
In today’s society, being busy is sometimes viewed as a badge of honor. Many of us measure our self-worth by the number of things we check off our to-do lists. The more we accomplish, the more value we offer to our work, families and friends. Read more here.

Managing Stressors During Our Most Challenging Times
Life is surely a balancing act filled with hurdles and personal challenges, especially at this current time. Learning to adapt by being conscientious about changing your mental narrative when your mental well-being is at stake and regularly practicing healthy routines for stress management, contributes to work/life balance and ultimately personal growth. Read more here.

Finding Calm Through Mindfulness
Read for techniques and tools for achieving a higher level of mindfulness, which research shows can increase happiness and reduce stress levels. Read more here.

Enhance Your Sleep & Wellness
You may be experiencing co-occurring symptoms such as racing thoughts, feeling on edge, physical tension, distractibility and headaches. Inadequate sleep may weaken your immune system and it has been linked with increased heart disease, compromised immune system, memory impairment, risk for obesity, and increased risk for depression and anxiety. Read for strategies to help you manage your stress levels and improve your sleep. Read more here.

Be Strong for Your Physical and Mental Health
We all admire people who are strong, both physically and mentally. When someone is strong, they take care of themselves, show confidence and proactivity, and serve as an inspiration to others. Staying fit and having emotional strength are also important components of your overall health. Maintaining physical activity through the decades will keep your muscles, bones and joints strong, which is important in keeping your health in check. And studies show that people that are mentally strong are physically healthier and have stronger immune systems, which can help you fight chronic disease. Read more here.

How to Recognize and Manage Chronic Stress
Stress can have wide-ranging effects on emotions, mood and behavior. It can also affect our bodies in a variety of ways. Learn how to recognize the signs of chronic stress and take steps to reduce so that it does not negatively affect your health. Read more here.

Sleep Matters – Why?
Who needs sleep when you have a hot cup of espresso coffee every morning? Fortunately, we all can benefit from a good night’s rest. Poor long-term sleeping habits can be very detrimental to your health. Science shows the human body utilizes the time during sleep to support healthy brain function and maintain physical health. Adequate sleep is often the answer to a more effective workout, test preparation, and stress reduction. Regardless of age, we all need our sleep. Read more here.

6 Ways to Get the Rest you Need – Rest Isn’t Just Sleep!
Getting the rest you need involves more than just catching your ZZZ’s at night.  This resource shares 6 ways to help make sure you are getting the rest you need, for your physical and mental health. Read more here.

You Can Take Steps to Reduce Your Anxiety
It is important to reach out if you or a family member has anxiety symptoms. This resource will give you the necessary resources to help identify and treat anxiety symptoms. Read more here.


The apps below, which have mental well-being components, may help you stay on track.  Search the Apple Store or Google Play for these different and other available apps.

Healthy Minds Program

Calm App
Free option
7 day free premium trial

Headspace App
Free option
7 day premium trial
$12.99/mo or $70/year

Peleton App
30 day free trial

Happy App Warm Line (Just talk to someone)
Recommended by American Nursing Association
First call is free