Employee assistance program available to faculty and staff
Life is filled with change, opportunities and challenges. The issues may be large or small. Sometimes we could use just a little help, and sometimes a little more help, to find our way. Life's personal and family-related issues don't have to make it difficult for you to get through each day. Just knowing that you have someone who can listen, understand and suggest next steps can make a big difference.
And that is where Mississippi State University's employee assistance program (EAP) and work-life services may be able to help.
Human Resources Management reminds MSU faculty and staff that this program is available for benefits-eligible employees and their household dependents.
The program covers many issues, including depression and anxiety, alcohol and chemical dependency, and stress, and more. If you need advice on parenting a teenager, are experiencing money problems, searching for elder care, or have family or work issues -- the EAP/work-life program can help.
Caring, trained professionals provide support and help you find answers anytime. This service is completely private and costs you nothing. By engaging the services of an external provider, you can feel comfortable contacting them knowing that your discussions will not be shared with anyone at Mississippi State.
Service provider Humana offers a national network EAP providers and the ability to provide services to all MSU employees, regardless of work location. In addition to the ability to contact them by telephone 24/7, you have access to an award-winning website where you can find resources on a variety of topics. MSU’s program includes referral to a local EAP provider for up to three face-to-face sessions at no cost to you.
For additional information about Mississippi State's EAP, click here.