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Find resources and tips from the Member Assistance Program about improving your well-being.

Resolving workplace conflicts

Mental health support groups

Managing your time

Cultivating mental health

Creating fulfilling relationships at work

Suicide prevention

Helpful Resources that are available 24/7:

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800 273-TALK (8255)
  • NYC Mental Health Hotline/NYC WELL: 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-212-673-3000

Additional resources:

Setting boundaries at home and at work

Good workplace habits

Tackling addiction

Seasonal affective disorder

Resolving conflict in the workplace

Coping with the stress of a chronic disease

Help for caregivers

  • Understanding Caregiver Stress Syndrome - Caring for an individual with a disability is stressful and contributes to physical and psychiatric morbidity.
  • Caregiver Stress - Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Stress from caregiving is common.
  • Caring for Elderly Parents: Managing Role-Reversal - According to Seattle geriatric internist Dr. Elizabeth Kiyasu, watching our parents lose their independence is one of the most challenging realities we face as our parents age.
  • 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout - When you’re caring for a loved one, it’s easy to forget about your own needs, putting you at serious risk of burnout.
  • Teacher Wellness - Explore self-care strategies to battle teacher burnout, and rediscover your inner superhero to bring excitement and creativity back into your classroom.
  • Celebrating Mother's Day When You're Mom's Caregiver - Sons and daughters who step into the role of family caregiver to an aging mother must deal with the everyday emotional challenges that arise when traditional mother-child roles are flipped; challenges that become even more burdensome on Mother’s Day.
  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving - The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving builds support for caregivers nationwide.

Treating alcohol and substance abuse

  • Drug Guide - Recognize and understand a wide variety of substances that are commonly abused.
  • Drug and Alcohol Fact Sheet - Learn about adolescents and alcohol and drug abuse from this fact sheet from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Stress, fear and anxiety

Grief and loss

Handling holiday stress

Cultural competence

Handling difficult people

Taming the chaos of September

Managing transitions

Help for caregivers

  • Understanding Caregiver Stress Syndrome - Caring for an individual with a disability is stressful and contributes to physical and psychiatric morbidity.
  • Caregiver Stress - Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Stress from caregiving is common.
  • Caring for Elderly Parents: Managing Role-Reversal - According to Seattle geriatric internist Dr. Elizabeth Kiyasu, watching our parents lose their independence is one of the most challenging realities we face as our parents age.
  • 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout - When you’re caring for a loved one, it’s easy to forget about your own needs, putting you at serious risk of burnout.
  • Teacher Wellness - Explore self-care strategies to battle teacher burnout, and rediscover your inner superhero to bring excitement and creativity back into your classroom.
  • Celebrating Mother's Day When You're Mom's Caregiver - Sons and daughters who step into the role of family caregiver to an aging mother must deal with the everyday emotional challenges that arise when traditional mother-child roles are flipped; challenges that become even more burdensome on Mother’s Day.
  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving - The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving builds support for caregivers nationwide.

Sleep and your health

  • Coping with excessive sleepiness - Sleepiness can damage your judgment, work performance, mood, and safety.
  • Sleep and mood - Sleep and mood are closely connected; poor or inadequate sleep can cause irritability and stress, while healthy sleep can enhance well-being.
  • Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep - Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits—known as “sleep hygiene"—that can help anyone maximize the hours they spend sleeping.
  • Causes of Excessive Sleepiness - Do you struggle to stay awake during work and other activities and you don't know why?
  • How to Get a Good Night's Sleep: The Ultimate Guide - In this comprehensive guide, we attempt to explain the reasons behind the current sleeplessness epidemic, the extent to which it can affect your health and well-being, and specific steps you can take to get a better night's sleep starting tonight.

Eating disorders

  • National Eating Disorders - NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
  • Eating Disorders Online - Learn about the different types of eating disorders.
  • Mayo Clinic: Eating disorders - Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life.
  • Eating Disorders: About More Than Food - The eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, and their variants, all feature serious disturbances in eating behavior and weight regulation.

Poor eating habits

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Keeping resolutions

  • Best fitness tracking websites - On fitness social websites you can also set goals together or even organize virtual fitness competitions, ask questions pertaining to fitness, and much more.
  • Tips on healthy eating - MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image — a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.
  • Heart health - Making healthy food choices is one important thing you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Alcohol use and your health - Drinking too much can harm your health.
  • Alcohol's effects on the body - Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here's how alcohol can affect your body.
  • Alcohol screening tools - Screening tools for identifying hazardous or risky drinking.

Coping with holiday stress

Cultural competence in the workplace

Managing stress

  • Are you stressed? Take the quiz - These questions are intended to help you judge how you are doing. If you score as stressed, you should take steps to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
  • Understanding stress - When managed successfully, stress can help you be your best. Unresolved stress can lead to emotional and physical problems.
  • Controlling stress - See some suggestions for managing your stress.