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Employee Assistance Program: Supporting You through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The phrase “during these unprecedented times" seems to appear everywhere. We have never experienced anything like this before. And it is not just a few of us who are finding that our lives have been turned upside down—it is the whole world.

Although there is great uncertainty of when we might be resuming “normal" activities, we still have to live our lives. But the reality of what we see daily on TV or read in the media is most certainly affecting us to varying degrees.

One of the most important ways that we can persevere through this trying time is to attend to our mental health. Some may be in a place where they can appreciate the “slow-down" in the hustle and bustle of their normally hectic schedule. Others might be struggling with finding motivation to perform daily tasks. While others might be finding themselves feeling different each day that we are in this shelter-in-place reality.

Wherever you are finding yourself, as a DePaul employee you have access to the university's employee assistance program provided by ComPsych GuidanceResources. The employee assistance program offers convenient, confidential support for personal issues that affect your work, health and family. This resource is also available to your immediate family members.

For general advice, services, and tools to address an array of challenges that you may be facing with your work and at home, the ComPsych GuidanceResources website is a good place to start. If you don't find what you are looking for there, you have the option to send a question online to a guidance consultant who will contact you directly.

Confidential counseling sessions are also available for DePaul employees, spouses and dependents (up to 6 free sessions per employee/spouse/dependent, per “incident"). To speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment, employees may call 800-621-4124 anytime, day or night.

Visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information about support offered through DePaul's employee assistance program.