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On occasion, everyone experiences feeling worried, anxious, sad or stressed out; feelings that are all a part of everyday life, and not necessarily a mental illness. A mental health disorder is any disease or condition that affects your mood, thinking and behavior in a way that interferes with your ability to function in daily life.
So, how would you know the difference? Here are some indicators of a mental illness:
- Long-lasting sadness
- Excessive fear, worrying or anxiety
- Social withdrawal or sustained withdrawn behavior
- Unexplained physical problems or persistent physical ailments and complaints (such as headache)
- Confused thinking
- Obsessive preoccupation with food and fear of becoming obese with no relationship to actual body weight
- Extreme mood swings
- Inability to cope with demands of daily life or a significant decline in work/school performance
- Misuse of alcohol or drugs
- Suicidal thoughts, the urge to hurt others or engage in self-mutilation, self-destructive or dangerous behavior
Source: Mayo Clinic, WebMD, National Institute of Mental Health
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Whether it’s short-term stress you are dealing with or a mental health disorder, Pearson Benefits is here to help.
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|Managing short-term stress||
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
You do not have to be enrolled in a Pearson medical plan to access the EAP
||EAP 1-800-593-4138 or click here (Employer ID: Pearson)|
|Outpatient counseling beyond five sessions through EAP||Your medical plan||
|More comprehensive mental health or substance abuse treatment||Your medical plan||
Managers – EAP resources just for you
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a variety of tools and resources to help you in your role. If you are concerned about an employee who is going through a stressful time, the EAP can help you. Take a moment to listen to a video on what the EAP can offer you in your management role.
Note: Information was current as of 05-14-15 and is subject to change.