Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) was established to provide employees and their families with opportunities to obtain assistance for a variety of personal problems which may affect their continued functioning as productive members of the University community or society at large. The EAP is a referral service with professionally certified employee assistance providers who are experienced in a wide range of issues including relationship, conflict, family concerns, and alcohol or drug dependence.


The Center for Disease Control covers various mental health topics including Grief and Loss. They provide a plethora of resources for someone going through grief and loss, how to help children cope with grief, losing a loved on during COVID-19 and many more. 

View the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on How to Support Employees through Grief and Loss.

University of Washington's Counseling Center provides a article on the Stages of Grief: Accepting the Unacceptable for those who may be going through a similar situation. 

NPR's Sarah Schafer discusses the 5 things to know about processing loss. View the NPR podcast episode on NPR's website. 

Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams, two mental health professionals discuss topics ranging from grief theory to coping on their podcast What's Your Grief Podcast: Grief Support for Those Who Like to Listen. Their podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify

Writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shared her own story of life and death and dealing with grief and the loss of her husband. She hosted a TED Talk on Moving Forward with Grief