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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  • Social withdrawal or sustained withdrawn behavior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
  • Irritability
  • 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

  • Up to five face-to-face counseling sessions (no cost to you)
  • Unlimited toll-free calls to EAP, 24 hours a day
  • Services available to you and all members of your household
EAP 1-800-593-4138 or click here (Employer ID: Pearson)
Outpatient counseling beyond five sessions through EAP Your medical plan
  • The EAP will provide referrals to your medical plan network providers (psychologists, social workers, marriage/family therapists)
  • Contact your plan provider with questions about your coverage

anthem.com
1-877-898-0747

mycigna.com
1-800-842-4221

More comprehensive mental health or substance abuse treatment Your medical plan
  • Contact your plan provider with questions about your coverage

anthem.com
1-877-898-0747

mycigna.com
1-800-842-4221

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.