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BJC EAP Expands Session Hours

BJC EAP is offering expanded hours for counseling sessions to further support employees during the coronavirus crisis.

Managing Coronavirus-Related Stress

The spread of Coronavirus to the U.S. has many people feeling anxious and distressed. This is very normal in times of crisis.

BJC EAP Announces Virtual Visits

There is now another way to seek the employee assistance services you need. BJC Employee Assistance Program (BJC EAP) is now offering virtual care.

Finding Your Own Peace in the Midst of Chaos

Finding your own peace in the midst of chaos of life is essential to keeping your energy and ability to focus on the activities and responsibilities of daily living.

BJC EAP Now Offering Telephone Counseling

Counseling provided by telephone will be the same as face-to-face sessions – a prior appointment will be necessary, counseling will be provided by BJC EAP’s expert consultants and services will be completely confidential.

How to Cope With Grief

Grief is an experience we would rather avoid, yet in each of our lives we deal with grief from the time of our youths when we may lose a favorite item or a pet to the times in our lives when a loss is much more profound and significant. When we lose a parent, a close relative, a spouse or a child, we can feel overwhelmed and sometimes paralyzed by emotions.

The Psychological Effects of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse has been a hot topic in the media lately due to the #MeToo movement, USA gymnastics and high-profile individuals who have been exposed for sexual assault. Repeated exposure can trigger memories of sexual abuse to those who have personally experienced it.

Communication: The Key to Successful Relationships

As many of us know, the key to successful relationships is communication. Healthy communication or lack of it can make or break a relationship -- whether it is a relationship at home or at work. Communication is an active challenge in the best of times, but when you add in the extra roadblocks of mental illness, the path can be even more difficult.

When You Work With a Narcissist: What to Do (and What Not to Do)

A narcissist is a person who overestimates his own importance, craves constant attention and admiration from others, has chronic relationship problems and lacks empathy for others. These people may often seem arrogant and accomplished, but people are often surprised to find that underneath the façade is a fragile self-esteem, unable to withstand the slightest criticism.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: Complicated Childhood, Complex Adulthood

Most of our childhoods were full of happiness, fulfillment and good memories. Even as adults we all have times when childhood memories beckon us to the point where we daydream and sometimes even hope that we could relive our youth. But for many, those childhood memories are not so good. Unhappy memories might include recollections of times when one (or sometimes both) of our parents or caregivers were under the influence of alcohol. 

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