It’s OK to Ask for Help
What if you’ve noticed a worrisome change in your mood, sleep patterns, work habits, drinking habits or relationships? Are you having, or have you had, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself? These are times when you should be asking for help. But would you contact your employee assistance program (EAP)?
If your answer is no, maybe you believe that seeking help for mental health or substance abuse reasons is a sign of weakness, or that seeking help might derail your career.
The truth is your EAP offers the opportunity to talk confidentially with a professional who can help you sort through your concerns, and direct you to the type of resources that help individuals with such problems every day. (EMPLOYER) encourages you to get the help you need. Seeking help is best done early, before problems have snowballed into a crisis and negatively impacted your work performance.
he good news is that people with mental illnesses do recover and resume normal activities when they receive proper support and treatment. Telling another person about your problem is the necessary first step to solving it. V isit (insert URL) or call (insert 800#) anytime of day or night to get the help you need.