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Being healthy isn’t just about being fit. Or eating right. Or even a combination of the two.

Emotion wellness is a critical piece of the equation. And sometimes—during times of stress, illness or financial challenges, for example—maintaining that state of wellbeing takes a little help.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can provide some relief. The program provides confidential counseling, referrals and crisis counseling to benefits-eligible employees for issues related to stress and anxiety, depression, grief, relationships troubles (work, marriage, family and children), aging parents, and drug and alcohol problems.

Eligible employees and their family members have access to six counseling sessions at no charge. Crisis counseling is always available to assure employees get the assistance they need when they need it.

“The EAP is a really valuable resource for USNH employees. Stress is one of the top three health conditions in the USNH employee population and the EAP has lots of resources to help," says Kimberly Persson of the N.H. Institute for Health Policy and Practice.

Getting help is convenient and confidential. Just call 1-800-424-1749. Trained customer service representatives and professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to confidentially discuss concerns. An EAP counselor can help identify the most appropriate and affordable resources available.  

Using the EAP is voluntary. All discussions with an EAP professional are confidential; information regarding contact with the EAP can’t be released without the employee’s written consent except by court order, imminent threat of harm to themselves or others, or when child or elder abuse is suspected.

Visit the EAP website and enter “USNH” as the company access code for more information.  http://www.powerflexweb.com/1063/login.html.

Additional EAP resources include: