Emotional & Spiritual wellness

Supportlinc Employee Assistance Program

Managing work and your home life can sometimes be a challenge. SupportLinc’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available with emotional wellbeing and work-life balance resources to keep you at your best. Administered by CuraLinc Healthcare, SupportLinc offers guidance to help you address and resolve everyday issues at no cost to you or your family. The program includes:

    • In-the-moment support & short-term counseling. A licensed clinician answers 24/7/365 when you call for assistance with work-related pressures, depression, stress, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, substance abuse, or other emotional health concerns. You and your benefit-eligible family members may also receive up to six (6) counseling sessions, in-person or via video.
    • Legal consultation. SupportLinc offers a free, 30-minute legal consultation per issue with a local attorney, by phone or in-person.
    • Convenience resources. SupportLinc’s knowledgeable specialists provide referrals that help address a wide range of challenges such as child or elder care, adoption, pet care, home repair, education, and housing needs.
  • Financial expertise. Receive expert financial consultation and planning with pressure-free, personalized guidance until your issue is resolved.
  • Web platform. Your one-stop shop for SupportLinc support, resources, information, and more. Discover on-demand training to boost wellbeing, search engines, financial calculators, and career resources. Visit the Savings Center for retail and service provider discounts. Or complete a search to explore articles, tip sheets, and self-assessments.
  • Mobile app. Get confidential support and guidance on the go from a licensed counselor via live chat, as well as expert content and resources – all from the convenience of your phone or tablet.
  • Text therapy. Exchange text messages, voice notes, and resources Monday – Friday with a licensed counselor through the Textcoach® mobile and desktop app.
  • Animo. Strengthen your mental health and overall wellbeing using Animo’s self-guided content, practical resources, and daily inspiration to foster meaningful and lasting behavior change.
  • Virtual Support Connect. This digital group support platform offers moderated sessions hosted by licensed counselors on topics such as grief, mindfulness, preventing burnout, and more.
  • Navigator. Take the guesswork out of your emotional fitness! Click the Mental Health Navigator icon on the web portal or mobile app, complete a short survey and receive personalized guidance for accessing program support and resources.

All requests for information or assistance are free of charge and completely confidential. You can contact SupportLinc 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 888-881-5462, visit www.supportlinc.com, group code psh, or email support@curalinc.com. Access support whenever needed, wherever is most convenient for you.

Center Stage

The Drs. Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, Center Stage Arts in Health and the College of Medicine Department of Humanities created a cache of creative support for our healthcare community.

Music is back in the lobbies of Hershey Medical Center. Check out our calendar of events here.

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Art Kits

On-the-go Art Kits for healthcare providers, employees, and patients available onsite. Contact us for a listing with photos of the 7 options.

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Art for Wellness Workshops

Professional teaching artists lead art workshops for participants at home using common household items and maintaining accessibility for all abilities – offered via Zoom, by request.

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Practice of Art

Join us for a guided tour of the Susquehanna Art Museum through our Practice of Art.

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Art Tour

Take a break and guide yourself through a tour of the art on our campus. Tour route 3,150 steps!

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Musical Greetings Program

Musical Greetings Program, created by Center Stage Arts in Health. In a combined effort, students at the Penn State College of Medicine and professional Center Stage musicians have recorded a variety of virtual performances for patients staying at the hospital to help bring a little joy to their day.

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Arts Repository

This is a curated list of arts engagements to enjoy from work or home.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness programs at Penn State Health include the 8-week, evidence-based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. This course has been shown in thousands of studies around the world to improve stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and hypertension. You can learn more about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction here: med.psu.edu/mbsr

Other offerings include 2-hour Introduction to Mindfulness sessions, seasonal Saturday retreats, and 30-minute free weekly drop-in community practice sessions on Wednesday evenings and Friday afternoons. All of our offerings take place via Zoom.

To register for any of our Penn State Health Mindfulness Programs, click here: redcap.link/PennStateHealthMindfulness

Penn State Health OnDemand Mental Health Resources

Through the Penn State Health OnDemand web or app, you can see a licensed psychologist or counselor to address common behavioral health challenges, all from the privacy and comfort of your own home. Our virtual visits are HIPAA-compliant and secure so that you can safely and confidently consult with a provider face-to-face.

For more information, head over to https://pennstatehealthondemand.com/landing.htm.

24/7 STAFF SUPPORT LINE

Chaplain staff is available 24/7 for immediate emotional, spiritual, or psychological support. Call 717-531- 3600 to speak to a staff member.