November 26 â To help provide mental and physical well-being to its municipal staff and their families, especially police and firefighters, the Town of Marysville has launched a personalized and confidential wellness app.
The app, by Cordico, includes a wellness toolkit addressing 60 behavioral health topics such as fatigue, suicide prevention and alcohol abuse, and mental health self-assessments, and guides on yoga, mindfulness and nutrition, according to a city press release.
The purpose of the app is to help those most susceptible to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and suicide, according to the release.
In addition to the provided toolkit, the wellness app also provides contact details for local therapists who are specialized and experienced in working with first responders. It also connects users with the peer support team and / or chaplains in the town of Marysville.
“The Town of Marysville is proud to embrace the Cordico Wellness app and prioritize the health and well-being of our staff, their families and the community,” said Jim Schaad, City Manager of Marysville , in the press release. “We want to be at the forefront of changing the culture of public safety around mental health and wellness, and leveraging this technology is helping us do that in a way that works for our department. . “