Why would someone call the EAP?

Personal problems can easily become personnel problems. An Employee Assistance Program helps employees and their family members sort out the difficulties that may be causing them trouble in the workplace. The quotes below are from employees who have consulted our EAP for assistance:

We just broke up. I can’t sleep, eat, concentrate… I just can’t turn off my thinking… wondering what went wrong. I hate waking up in the morning knowing I have to face another day. I need help so I can move-on. I plan to contact FIRSTCALL to talk to someone about this. After all…it is free.

School will be ending soon and I need to make summertime arrangements for my kids. I am contacting FIRSTCALL to learn what is available and affordable for me.

My ex-wife wants to change our custody agreement. This is going to cost me more money because now I’ll have to hire a lawyer again. Maybe this time I will contact FIRSTCALL and get an attorney at a discount

Her father died last month and she misses him so much. She can’t sleep very well. I recommended FIRSTCALL to her. Grief reactions take many forms. By contacting the EAP for bereavement counseling she can get support to move through the distress of the loss.

My mother has diabetes and needs me to help her with her shots. I have to come to work one hour later than I’m scheduled. My health care advocate through FIRSTCALL provided some options that give me some flexibility.

I feel exhausted and so very alone. My parent needs attention due to diminishing health. What has helped is the online community from FIRSTCALL. I use Care Space and really get a boost so I can face the next day.

I’m stressed out… I’m tired, I have to work overtime to get this project done, my house is a mess, I can’t get to the grocery store so we’re eating pizza three times a week. My husband is stretched too. So, I asked FIRSTCALL to do research on getting some help at home. Boy…it has made a big difference! Maybe I will keep this up after the project too.

My mother is sick and needs help at home. I’m going to have to work fewer hours this month so I can take care of her. In addition, FIRSTCALL guided me to resources for other supports during this difficult time.

One of the people in our work-group isn’t pulling his weight and so the rest of us have to work harder to make up for that person. This situation wears on me and I find it hard to be motivated on the job. I met with a FIRSTCALL counselor and we brainstormed ways for me to get out of this rut.

How much drinking is too much? I think my spouse is drinking too much? She’s also missing a lot of work lately and acting very irritable. Maybe I will check out that quiz on the FIRSTCALL website to get a perspective on her drinking behavior.

I am always on the run between work and kid activities. It is so handy to use LiveConnect to make my request for resources on the fly! I would never remember otherwise.

I feel exhausted and so very alone. My parent needs attention due to diminishing health. What has helped is the online community from FIRSTCALL. I use Care Space and really get a boost so I can face the next day.

I’m really getting into online shopping. eCommerce makes things so easy for me and when I use the Savings Center from FIRSTCALL, I feel like I get great deals all in one spot!

I think my teenager is using drugs. My FIRSTCALL counselor asked me some strategic questions and helped me develop a plan to talk to her. I do not want to accuse since maybe the behavior is normal adolescence. If the matter does involve substance abuse, I have some numbers to call for help.

I can’t answer the phone at home because bill collectors are hounding me. I contacted FIRSTCALL and learned how to consolidate our student loan debt. Makes things much easier for me to track!

I have an employee that’s driving me crazy. I like him and he does a good job but he’s late a couple times a week and is always in my office complaining. I know he needs the job because he supports four kids I will consult with someone at FIRSTCALL to develop a script for addressing this attendance behavior and attitude.

I’m so upset about the shooting. I can’t sleep sometimes I just start crying when I see a picture or news story about the shooting. Will I ever get over this?

2018-06-28T16:27:53-04:00 July 24th, 2015|