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Some of the More Serious Reasons People Use their EAP

HPN can help with a broad range of problems. Some are very serious and others are things that most people can expect to experience. You can call us for help with every-day problems, but here are some symptoms, which could indicate that there is a fairly serious need for personal support & assistance. (While supervisors may have personal concerns and care deeply, it is important for managers to stay within the agreement to review issues only as they affect an employee’s job performance).

  • Crippling or excessive anxieties (phobias or fears)
  • Marked personality change
  • Prolonged depression and apathy (a sense of helplessness, loss of pleasure in life, confusion or constant frustration)
  • Wide mood swings (extreme highs and lows)
  • Excessive anger or hostility; destructive, abusive or violent behavior
  • Abuse of alcohol or other drugs
  • Marked changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Thinking or talking about suicide
  • A feeling that you’ve lost control of your life
  • Compulsive behaviors (e.g., spending, overeating, gambling)
  • Preoccupation with physical illness
  • Inability to cope with problems or daily activities such as school, job or personal needs
  • Sexual problems
  • Strange or grandiose ideas
  • Problems on the job
  • Overall decline in job performance
  • Difficulty interacting with other people (spouse, parents, children, co-workers, and friends)
  • Denial of obvious problems; strong resistance to receiving help
  • Seeing or hearing things that aren’t actually present
  • Suspiciousness or paranoia
  • Extreme jealousy
  • Difficulty with authority
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Problems with the loss of a loved one
  • Problems with the law

These complaints may indicate the presence of underlying issues that need to be addressed. You can call our offices for confidential assistance from HPN.
 
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