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Mental health resources now available to all U employees

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is now available as a resource for all university employees.

The importance of mental and emotional health and wellness is difficult to overstate. Our capacity to learn, our productivity and our relationships with others and ourselves, are all affected by our mental and emotional state. In tandem with the advent of the pandemic, concerns about mental health have increased, and even disregarding the complications brought on by coronavirus, in our constantly changing world, it can be difficult to find and access helpful resources

In order for employees to have access to high-quality mental health and counseling resources, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is now available as a resource for all university employees (regardless of benefit-eligible status or enrollment in the health plan). The EAP provides counseling and mental health assistance for a multitude of situations, including, but not limited to:

  • Marital and family counseling
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Personal and emotional challenges
  • Grief or loss
  • Financial or legal problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Addictions

The university encourages all of its employees to please take advantage of this benefit if they or their family members need help. Services are available through the EAP at no cost to employees. Contact the EAP at 801-587-9319 or 1-800-926-9619. Appointments are available in person or virtually.

The EAP also offers a variety of live and recorded workshops. Check their website to sign up for an upcoming workshop. Recorded workshops are available on the Blomquist Hale YouTube channel.

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute mobile outreach team is available to respond in the event of a crisis. The HMHI crisis line is 801-587-3000. Children and teens should download the SafeUT app as a resource for real-time crisis assistance for youth.