Emotional and Mental Health

Emotional and Mental Health - woman looking down with hand to her headOur emotional wellbeing impacts our coping ability to handle life stress, decision making, problem solving, and communication.  Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed at times.  If these feelings do not go away and are severe to the point of interfering with daily life, you or a loved may be struggling with a mental health issue.

Mental health issues are common and fortunately, often treatable.  Mental health issues can involve anxiety, panic, depression/sadness, trauma, attention concerns, and impulsivity.  Signs and symptoms vary from person to person.  Early intervention and treatment is beneficial in coping with mental health issues.

If you or a loved is concerned about a mental health issue, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help.  Assistance through the EAP is free and confidential.  To obtain the help and support you need, call EAP at 800-322-5327 or email eap@umassmed.edu.

EAP now offers free and anonymous online mental health screening.  Screening tests are available for depression, alcohol abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and adolescent depression.  CLICK HERE to access the online screening tool.

Anger
Anxiety
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
Bipolar
Depression
Eating Disorders
PTSD
Responding to Tragedy
Schizophrenia 
Self-Injury
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Suicide Information

The National Institute of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have websites with information, publications and helpful links.

This information is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider for advice about a medical condition.