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Suicide Prevention

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Sometimes life's challenges can become overwhelming. It’s important to get help before these problems begin to keep us from enjoying life, performing at work, or maintaining relationships with our friends, partners, or children. It takes courage to ask for help.

Every year, 32,000 Americans take their own lives. That’s one every 16 minutes.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (TTY 800-799-4TTY).

You can also contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-755-7002. The EAP provides all CBP employees and their eligible family members with up to six free face-to-face counseling sessions with a licensed counselor. All services provided by the EAP are free of charge, and completely confidential.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help you with professional, confidential counseling to better equip you to deal with life’s challenges. Services are provided free of charge to CBP employees and eligible family members.

The EAP can help you find solutions to work-related and personal concerns:

  • Stress caused by problems at work or financial difficulties
  • Marital and family problems
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life adjustments
  • Alcohol and Drug problems
  • Dealing with a chronic illness

If you need help dealing with a personal or work-related problem, call the EAP. Your participation in this program is completely confidential.

For more information on how to access services through the EAP, contact the Benefits, Medical and Worklife Division in the Office of Human Resources Management.