Emotional and Mental Health
Our emotional wellbeing impacts our coping ability to handle life stress, decision making, problem solving, and communication. Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed at times. If these feelings do not go away and are severe to the point of interfering with daily life, you or a loved may be struggling with a mental health issue.
Mental health issues are common and fortunately, often treatable. Mental health issues can involve anxiety, panic, depression/sadness, trauma, attention concerns, and impulsivity. Signs and symptoms vary from person to person. Early intervention and treatment is beneficial in coping with mental health issues.
If you or a loved is concerned about a mental health issue, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help. Assistance through the EAP is free and confidential. To obtain the help and support you need, call EAP at 800-322-5327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAP now offers free and anonymous online mental health screening. Screening tests are available for depression, alcohol abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and adolescent depression. CLICK HERE to access the online screening tool.
The National Institute of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have websites with information, publications and helpful links.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Massachusetts is a vital state resource for individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness, providing free mental health family-based education, family and peer support and grassroots advocacy.