May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month

Wear a green ribbon to raise awareness

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Mental health affects ALL of us. You can help by wearing a green ribbon to raise awareness. Here are some ways you can participate in Mental Health Awareness Month.

We provide confidential assessment, short term counseling and referral for university employees and their immediate family members at no charge. Consultation and counseling are available to help with personal or work related problems that can affect general well being, work performance, or academic performance.

Examples of issues addressed in EAP counseling include relationship issues, personal or family crisis, alcohol or drug problems, workplace conflict, financial worries, grief, stress, anxiety, depression and other personal concerns. Many situations can be assisted within the five visits offered at the EAP. If additional or specialized service is necessary, your EAP counselor will work with you to determine the most appropriate, affordable referral.

Services We Provide

Services for Managers and Supervisors

We provide management consultation for supervisors regarding an employee's work performance that may be affected by personal problems, and help with workplace conflict resolution.

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Employee Emergency Loan Fund

University employees in financial crisis who have no other means of obtaining financial assistance in an emergency can apply for an emergency loan. All of the money in this fund has been donated by university employees.

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Trauma Debriefing

We can provide assistance in individual sessions or groups to those who have been exposed to a traumatic event. After experiencing trauma, it is common to experience some emotional and physical symptoms. If treated within 72 hours, these symptoms can be reduced or eliminated.

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Mediation/Conflict Resolution

When an objective third party is needed to help resolve interpersonal conflicts within the workplace, we provide mediation services to assist in fostering effective communication and problem-solving.

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Additional Services

Community Partners

The Lincoln Caregivers Education Facebook page provides opportunities for participants to gain information, understanding, and support from others experiencing similar situations concerning aging parents or family members with health problems. 

Respite Care information from the State of Nebraska is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.

Aging Partners of Lincoln plans, coordinates and advocates for older people in our eight-county area. Their mission is to enhance daily living, expand personal choices and educate the community in an effort to ensure the independence and full life of the people they serve.

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