Support from Employee Assistance

June 21, 2018

Resources and Support for Current Events (Title)

Emotional and Physical Responses to Current Events

Exposure and access to current events in this country may evoke many reactions and responses in adults and children. Identifying and acknowledging  these emotions can help us to practice self care and allow us to support others during this stressful time. Reactions may include:

  • Confusion/disbelief
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety/panic
  • Sadness/crying/despair
  • Helplessness/feeling vulnerable or unsafe
  • Social isolation
  • Shock/denial/numbness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disrupted sleep

Additionally, if you have experienced previous trauma, you may find current events triggering, which can cause a wide range of emotions and responses to resurface, that are difficult to deal with.

Employee Assistance is available to faculty, staff, visiting scholars, post doctoral appointees, and their partners/spouses and dependents, who may need additional confidential support at this time. 

To schedule an appointment, please call (510) 643-7754.

Employee Assistance also offers support in a wide range of issues, including:

  • work-related stress
  • relationship/couples issues
  • child and teenager problems
  • depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems
  • grief and loss
  • alcohol, drug and other addictions
  • elder and dependent adult care
  • Consultations and training services for faculty and staff management

Helpful Handouts

Employee Assistance
Counseling for UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff, and Employees of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Phone: (510) 643-7754

University Health Services, Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Way
Suite 3100 (3rd floor)
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300