As part of our year-long Mental Health Matters series, staff writer David Singer has created a four-part podcast examining one of the mental health services offered by Washington Health System–the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
In Episode 3, Singer talks with Caitlin, a an administrative assistant in Greene County, who talks about her experience with EAP services and how it helped her with depression and anxiety.
Highlights: • Caitlin is not employed where she would benefit from EAP services, but her mom is. Any relative of someone employed with EAP benefits can use counseling services.
• Caitlin's mom was the one who suggested she seek counseling after she observed a few breakdowns.
• Considering herself an organized person, that's partly where her anxiety stems from, Caitlin said. Keeping organized and having measures to cope when she feels overwhelmed is crucial to managing