MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
2019 marks the 70th year celebrating Mental Health Month. During the month of May, many organizations strive to raise awareness of the struggles faced by those with mental health conditions. As many as one in every five adults in the United States has some form of mental health problem. Yet, there is still a great deal of stigma and shame attached to being diagnosed with mental illness. Mental health conditions are medical problems and all medical problems require access to evaluation, medical treatment, and support for recovery.Will you help
STAMP OUT STIGMA? Please join the EAP for our mental health events.
Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Arlington County Government (ACG) support a joint Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide free, confidential, professional assistance to employees and their families to help resolve personal, family, or work-related concerns that may impact emotional, physical, or spiritual well-being and potentially affect, the employees’ job performance. Staff assist with onsite crisis/grief responses, offer supervisor/management consultation, and conduct employee and supervisory training.
EAP staff is committed to helping both APS and ACG attract and retain high quality professionals. We recognize that retention is impacted by work climate and available supportive services to help manage life events.
The EAP is a comprehensive resource to help address a wide variety of personal and professional challenges. There are times when employees experience health conditions that may impact their ability to safely perform all of their job responsibilities.
We partner with HR and management to determine the best way to support both the employee and the organization in these situations.
The EAP collaborates with APS wellness ambassadors and HealthSmart staff to promote well-being as well as support school and county wellness initiatives.
We manage the DOT testing program consistent with federal and state guidelines. Arlington Public School staff also utilize the EAP to administer key programs related to safety and employee well-being (e.g. OSHA compliance) as well as to assist Human Resources with medical accommodation requests, attendance verification, and Family Medical Leave (FML).
The EAP is staffed by licensed behavioral health professionals who have a combined total of over sixty years of EAP experience as well as specialized behavioral health training.
As an internal EAP, staff have the advantage of understanding organizational structure and internal resources that may assist with resolving workplace concerns.
EAP Location and Access
The EAP is conveniently located in downtown Clarendon, accessible by public transportation (between Courthouse and Clarendon Metro, ART Bus)
The office is at the corner of Wilson Blvd. and N. Fillmore Street. Enter the free parking lot from N. Fillmore Street.
Marshall Building 2847 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
EAP Main Number 703-228-8720
The entrance is in the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell upon your arrival once inside the foyer.
Our core Business Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We offer flexible hours and have individual appointment times as early as 7:00 am and as late as 5:00 pm.
Call 703-228-8720 to schedule an appointment. For URGENT concerns after hours, call 703-228-8720 for instructions on contacting the on call EAP Professional.