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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Do you need someone to talk to? Do you need help finding wellness resources and services? Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help.
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Sadness, anger, anxiety, uncertainty, irritability, vulnerability, helplessness, shock and disbelief
Difficulty focusing, disbelief, overwhelmed, confusion, preoccupation, sense of uneasiness
Difficulty sleeping, appetite disturbance (can’t eat or eat too much), absentmindedness, withdrawal, isolation, increased use of substances (alcohol or drugs) restlessness, and crying
What can I do to help my children?
Children are especially frightened when they see what is happening. Here are some ways to help them cope:
- Monitor or discourage children from watching media coverage
- Allow them to voice their fears
- Assure them that you will keep them safe
What can I do to help myself?
- Share your feelings, but limit discussions in which you give your opinion for not everyone may feel the same
- Be a compassionate listener
- Identify positive stress relievers – i.e. exercise, prayer, volunteering, etc.
- Disconnect or limit media exposure about the disturbance for a time
In situations like this, the number one priority is safety for you and your family. If possible, avoid all areas where disturbances are taking place. Here are some basic safety tips:
- Stay calm and keep your emotions in check
- Avoid confrontation
- Walk slowly and move away from the crowd as soon as you can
- Move to a safe, enclosed area whenever you are able
- If you live in an area where there is a disturbance, keep away from windows and doors and lock them
- If at all possible, plan an escape route from the area
UMB Employees - The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here for you during this difficult time.
Experienced counselors can offer support and structure to help individuals and groups talk about issues. Feel free to call us at 667-214-1555 to schedule an appointment, browse the Employee Assistance Program brochure, or check out our website!