Wilkes-Barre, PA Police Department Selects The GUIDE App as Proactive Mental Health & Wellness Resource for Officers

Scranton, PA – 

The Wilkes-Barre Police Department has partnered with The GUIDE App to ensure their officers and staff are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy.  Wilkes-Barre recognizes the stresses of serving the Wilkes-Barre community and is increasing its commitment to its team’s wellness through a comprehensive plan that includes The GUIDE App and other resources.

GUIDE is the only U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs award-winning First Responder and Veteran-focused mobile app for both Android and Apple platforms that delivers small group support, a learning management system, and an anonymous member experience safeguarded by the leader in identity and login privacy, Okta. This unique approach empowers members to build lives they love, improve mental strength, build resilience, and improve overall life satisfaction.  

GUIDE addresses both workplace and individual wellness factors through progress-tracking, moderation, badges, and social support to increase retention, recruitment, job satisfaction, and morale for teams and departments, and improve physical, mental, and emotional health for individuals. Built through a collaborative effort with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (through the Mission Daybreak Accelerator) and leading wellness coordinators in the First Responder community, GUIDE offers an unparalleled member experience that inspires, educates, and engages members.

Wilkes-Barre Police Wellness Team conducted a thorough search of the available wellness apps on the market for first responders, and ultimately chose GUIDE due to the scientific backing and the endorsement of the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

According to GUIDE Founder & CEO, Patrick Sandone, “GUIDE is really a tool to live your best life.  We offer the wisdom and practices to inspire and educate people on how to step outside of old patterns and into the life they want.  To that end, we can help our members reach their goals, live happier, healthier lives, and positively impact people dealing with mental and emotional wellness challenges.  We are excited to partner with Wilkes-Barre to support their officers in living healthy, happy lives.”

Initial research has shown that GUIDE App users were able to reduce anxiety by 25%, while 28% of users reported making progress toward their goals in just one month of using the app. 

The Wilkes-Barre Police Department joins many other agencies and organizations nationwide who have chosen The GUIDE App as an add-on to their wellness offerings, and have seen increases in officer morale, resiliency, and retention.

GUIDE is headquartered in Scranton, PA, and is the only sub-clinical wellness app to be chosen as a finalist in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Mission Daybreak, aimed at ending Veteran suicides.