Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Feeling Alone? Help Is Available

In response to the tragic event that took place on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., Caltrans wants to remind employees that the Employee Assistance Program is available to help employees and their family members cope with feelings of fear, sadness, anger and hopelessness that can occur following such a traumatic event.

The EAP offers helpful tools and resources that can help guide you through a difficult time. From simple questions like how to minimize stress, to more difficult issues like finding support after the loss of a loved one, your EAP is there to work with you and offer suggestions, options and information to help you when you need it most.

Your EAP offers you face-to-face counseling or telephone coaching, is available 24/7 and completely confidential.

The following link provides information regarding violence in the community:

Remember, the EAP is available 24/7.  To speak to a clinician or access services, call 1-866-EAP-4SOC (1-866-327-4762).  TDD callers may use (800) 327-0801.

Or visit online at (the company code is: soc).

A traumatic event is, understandably, a source of stress and can take a toll on your well-being. Caltrans urges you: please don’t hesitate to take advantage of our EAP for confidential, professional help in coping with any issues that are causing you distress. Your talent and experience are our greatest strength, and we want you to be a productive part of our team even in tough times.