Optum Support Hotline: Recent Wisconsin Events

Optum is offering free emotional support and information on coping after a traumatic event for anyone impacted by the recent events in Wisconsin.

Acts of violence can be difficult to understand and may cause intense feelings, physical stress, unexpected emotional reactions and/or strained relationships. To access Optum’s free emotional support please call 866-342-6892 to reach the Public Crisis Line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.

Log in to Optum’s Live and Work Well website for additional emotional-support resources and information, including articles, guides, self-help tools and videos on coping with stress, practicing mindfulness, and building resiliency.

  • Full-time employees enrolled in Discount Tire’s United Healthcare plan (all states except Michigan) will log in with their UHC/Optum Healthsafe ID.
  • All other employees may choose the option to browse as a guest and use Company Code DTC.

Keyword searches on liveandworkwell.com will help you quickly access the following resource centers:

  • Coping Center: Type the keyword “coping” into the search bar, select Coping. Here you’ll find articles, guides, self-help tools and videos on coping with stress.
  • Mindfulness Center: Type the keyword “mindfulness” into the search bar, select Mindfulness Center. Here you’ll find breathing and meditation exercises, guides, videos and tools for practicing mindfulness.
  • Resiliency Resources: Learn more about bouncing back after difficult times. Type “resiliency” into the search bar, select Recovery & Resiliency Center.

Optum covered members (EAP and behavioral health customers) continue to have their ongoing resources including Critical Incident Response Services (CIRS). We recommend they access through their account-specific support numbers. Emotional-support resources and information are also available online at www.liveandworkwell.com.

Additional Resources

Visit our Support Programs and Services page for additional emotional support and mental health resources, including additional free, national help lines and information on finding links to local crisis centers.