Mental Wellness

Mental wellbeing is essential to an overall healthy lifestyle. The Idaho Department of Correction has the following resources for employees to assist in promoting healthy mental wellbeing. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a benefit to all staff and includes counseling and online resources that can help with emotional, family and other mental health services.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
Information on suicide prevention. resources, and links.


Losing someone or something that you love and care about can be very painful. Managing your emotional wellbeing after a great loss can be a difficult journey. The Idaho Department of Correction cares deeply about you; our staff are family. Everyone grieves differently and has different needs during a period of grief and loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. The death of a loved one is often the cause of grief, but any loss can trigger grief including:

  • Death of a coworker
  • A coworker's illness
  • Divorce or relationship breakup
  • Loss of health
  • Losing a job
  • Loss of financial stability
  • Retirement
  • A miscarriage
  • Death of a pet
  • Loss of a cherished dream
  • Loss of safety after trauma
  • Selling the family home

The Idaho Department of Correction seeks to provide support and resources to staff who are experiencing grief and loss. If there is anything we can do to help you in your personal situation, please reach out to Human Resources or the Employee Assitance Program.

Helpful Links



A career in corrections is exciting and rewarding but with the rewards come challenges. Stress and corrections fatigue are struggles correctional professionals face througout their career. If you are struggling with stress or burnout in your job, you may find it helpful to reach out to your supervisor, HR Rep and/or EAP.

Here are some online resources you may find helpful if you are interested in learning more about stress:


For Information on PTSD click on the following:

Coping with Divorce

Separation and divorce can be one of most painful and stressful experiences that a person will ever face. It's a confusing time and you may have lots of questions about issues you've never even considered. DivorceCare groups are available to help you. For more information on DivorceCare and how it can help you, visit