Mental Health and Crisis Resources

Sequim School District Benefits Department would like to share some resources for staff to use during a tragedy, violent events, or public health crises.  We hope you can find some of these resources helpful and a place to find assistance.

*These organizations are not overseen by the Sequim School District and as a result, the organizations are not subject to the policies and procedures of SQSD.  

SmartHealth is an online wellness program that supports your whole person well-being.  It is included in your SEBB benefits at no cost to you.  Join activities that support all of you, such as managing stress, building resiliency, and adapting to change.
Learn more about SmartHealth on HCA's website and then visit SmartHealth to get started. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call - 1.800.273.8255 

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime.  Crisis Text Line is there for any crisis.  A live, trained Crisis Coordinator receives the text and responds, all from a secure platform.  The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Crisis Text Line


Here are some resources to use to help discuss tragedy, violent events, or crisis with your family and students.  There is no sensible way to put into words senseless acts, but these resources may help you start the conversation. 


Access to care has been challenging due to the increased demand related to COVID-19. Please see attached fliers.  These NEW and EXPANDED telehealth resources – Doctor on Demand and 98.6.  These benefits are available now, and will continue through, at minimum, June 30, 2020.

More telehealth options include the following:

  • Telehealth services offered through your provider's office.
  • 24-Hour NurseLine – call the number on the back of your member ID card.
  • Teladoc is available to provide healthcare by phone, video, or mobile app. Visit or open the Premera app on your mobile device to get started.

 All of this information and more is available at In addition, members can always contact our SEBB Customer Service Team with any questions or concerns at 800.807.7310 (TTY:711), Monday – Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time.

 Wishing you and your employees all the best during these uncertain times, please take care and stay well!
Your Premera Health Team

WEA Select

Dear School District Personnel –


The Optum Employee Assistance Program has opened up their services and resources to the general public, as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Please use the following flyers to assist you and your family through this uncertain time.

Managing Coronavirus Anxiety
Coronavirus Member FAQ
Optum Coping with a Public Health EventOptum Coping with a Public Health Event

We hope you and your families are staying healthy. 


WEA Select Service Team