Employee Assistance Program

Northern Michigan University has partnered with NorthStar Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide EAP services to its employees.  Faculty and staff members, who are in benefits eligible positions, may use NorthStar to help manage issues that could adversely impact their personal and work lives.  NorthStar EAP counselors typically provide assessment, support, and if needed, referrals for additional mental health counseling.  Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with privacy laws and professional ethical standards, and the university is not notified when EAP services are used.  See: How Your EAP Works

Eligible faculty and staff, including spouses and dependent children, may use EAP services up to eight (8) times in a calendar year.  (Children must be at least age 4 or older.)  The issues for which EAP provide support vary, but examples include:

  • Elder and child care challenges
  • Major life events – i.e., marital problems, grief & loss
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Emotional distress – i.e., anxiety, sadness, and depression
  • Gambling issues
  • Job performance
  • Financial concerns
  • Health concerns
  • Work relationships
  • Family and personal relationships

Call NorthStar directly to schedule your appointment:  (906) 225-3145 or visit www.northstareap.com


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