Employee Assistance Program Can Help Improve Quality of Life

With the holiday season approaching, living a productive and fulfilling life requires a healthy mind and a healthy body. Unfortunately, managing the daily stresses of work, home and family can have a negative effect on overall health and well-being. Excessive stress could lead to feeling overwhelmed and can cause serious health issues, including depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

The USF Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a wealth of practical, solution-focused resources and experience to help employees bring the many stresses of life back into balance.

The EAP offers online resources, confidential telephone consultations, referrals and assistance from licensed behavioral health professionals. The EAP is available to help make the changes necessary to reduce stress, strengthen relationships, increase productivity and improve the overall quality of life.

The following are some challenges the EAP can assist with:

- Managing stress
- Handling relationship issues
- Balancing work and life
- Quitting tobacco, alcohol or drug use
- Caring for children or aging parents
- Exploring career development options
- Dealing with conflict or violence
- Working through grief and loss issues
- Controlling depression and anxiety
- Financial stressors
- Legal issues

For assistance, go to www.MagellanHealth.com/member or call 1-800-327-8705. Helpful resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.