Why Should I Use CONCERN/EAP?
CONCERN/EAP understands that everyone is significantly affected at some time by work-related or personal problems. The resulting stress can sometimes interfere with a person’s ability to perform well at work or negatively affect important areas of ones personal life. Support and assistance is available and only a phone call away.
Our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. The services that you will receive from CONCERN/EAP are an employee benefit that has been made available by your employer. You and your household family members may use the program at no cost. This service is not associated with your medical insurance and there is no co-pay.
CONCERN/EAP complies with all state and federal laws concerning client confidentiality. You can be assured that, if you make the decision to use this service, no one will know unless you tell them yourself.
Consider the long term effects of stress:
- Chronic headache, back ache, and neck pain
- Mood swings
- Outburts of anger
- Substance abuse
- Memory disturbances
- Heart attack due to increased blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Difficulty concentrating
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Decreased immune system function
- Exacerbation of allergies including asthma
- Flare up of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
- Irritable Bowel disease
- Ischemic Bowel disease like Crohn's disease
- Decreased sexual drive
The physical effects of stress on the body can be extremely detrimental to your physical and emotional health. Your employer is providing this service to help you to feel and perform at your best in your professional and personal life. Calling CONCERN/EAP can be your first step in getting the help that you or your family member needs.
If you need assistance, call us before it affects your health, family life, or job performance. You'll be glad that you did. For a confidential appointment or more information, call:
Assessment and counseling services are provided in our professional offices at Holyoke Medical Center, 575 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA and at our satellite offices at 120 Maple Street in Springfield and 249 Exchange Street in Chicopee.