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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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Every year, 32,000 Americans take their own lives. That's 1 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 1-800-799-4TTY).

You can also contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (Password: cbpeap) at 1-800-755-7002. EAP is here to help you with professional, confidential counseling to better equip you to deal with life's challenges. It provides all CBP employees and their eligible family members up to 12 free face-to-face counseling sessions with a licensed counselor. EAP services are completely confidential.

EAP also  provides a completely anonymous, web-based questionnaire to CBP employees and their eligible family members that can help you learn more about your own mental wellness. You have the choice of communicating anonymously with an EAP counselor about your results and available resources.  Find out more information on this Interactive Screening Program on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website or by calling 1-800-755-7002.

EAP can also help you find solutions to work-related and personal concerns such as:

  • Stress caused by problems at work or financial difficulties;
  • Marital and family problems;
  • Relationship issues;
  • Life adjustments;
  • Alcohol and drug problems; or
  • Dealing with a chronic illness.

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

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Last modified: 
September 15, 2021

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