Spring into Action for Your Mental Health with Higher Ed EAP

About 1 in every 5 adults copes with a serious mental health condition over the course of a lifetime. Some conditions that are among the most common include anxiety disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Other common mental health issues include prolonged grief, eating disorders, substance misuse, and dementia.

May is Mental Health Month, a good time to heighten your awareness of mental health issues, along with familiarizing yourself with resources for help. It’s also a good time to do a self-inventory.  There’s no shortage of focus on self-help resources to improve our physical health, but there’s much less attention about challenging ourselves to tone up our mental health. 

Only about half of those who experience mental health issues seek help. Fairfield University makes it easy for you and your family to get quality mental health care through Higher Ed EAP:
  • Online self-help resources, assessments, and video courses for mental health issues in the Emotional Wellbeing section of www.HigherEdEAP.com.
  • If you or someone you love is in danger of self-harm or harming others, call or text 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Hotline.
As always, there are several ways to access Higher Ed EAP free of charge: 
  • For immediate assistance, dial 1-800-252-4555 to speak directly with a professional counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year 
  • Register and log onto www.HigherEdEAP.com 
  • Download, register, and log onto the ESI Employee Assistance mobile app available in the App Store or the Google Play Store. 

Related Web Site : https://www.higheredeap.com/

For more information, contact Blythe Josovitz, Director, Benefits & Comp. / x.2995 / bjosovitz@fairfield.edu