Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Overview and Contacts

The GSFC Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has resources for ALL Goddard employees.  Contractor employees are encouraged to ask their employers what EAP benefits they have available.

All Goddard employees are welcome to participate in monthly EAP webinars, special sessions, join the Teams space, and make use of the website resources provided by our EAP provider Federal Occupational Health (www.FOH4you.com).

Federal Occupational Health (FOH) provides services to Goddard Civil Servants.
You can call 1-800-222-0364 / 1-888-262-7848 (TTY) at any time.  No employee will be turned away in a crisis.

The Civil Servant resources offer confidential psychological assessment and referral and short-term counseling for issues related to work and family. These services are available to GSFC Civil Servant employees, spouses, dependent children (including those away at school), household members, and domestic partners.

EAP Services provide you and your family help with a variety of problems including, but not limited to:

  • Crisis Management
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Alcoholism
  • Relationship concerns or problems
  • Family concerns or problems
  • Financial concerns or problems
  • Job Concerns
  • Drug abuse
  • Legal referrals
  • Support when choosing eldercare facilities
  • And more…

In addition to the Federal Occupational Health program, Goddard employees are encouraged to make use of shared EAP resources across the agency.

The Headquarters EAP support page can be accessed when on VPN here: https://inside.nasa.gov/health4life

Information on resources being shared across the agency from other centers will be posted on the GSFC EAP Public Teams space and in the Dateline.

You may also ask questions about EAP resources or ask for someone to get in touch with you on the Teams space.


What's New

23 Winter Blues





Suicide Prevention Resources



Beginning on July 16, 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will
route callers to the National suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988,
they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline network. 

The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people
in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.

Understanding Substance Use Disorders

March Drug Education message from Employee Assistance Program

Medline Plus (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001522.htm) states substance use disorders “occur when a person’s use of alcohol or other substances leads to health issues or problems at work, home, or school.” Though exact causes are unknow, it is believed genetics, peer pressure, as well as emotional and environmental stressors may be factors. Substance use stages include experimental use; regular use; problem or risky use; and addiction. Symptoms of misuse can include missing school and work, hostility when confronted about use, making excuses, neglect of physical appearance, being unable to stop or reduce intake, neglecting to eat, confusion, withdrawal from social activities just to name a few. Substance misused can include alcohol and drugs both legal and illegal. The most difficult symptom may be the user’s own denial and inability to see the signs that others are seeing. For those wanting help, educating themselves on facts and resources and, when appropriate, continuing to encourage the user to seek help, are the first steps. When substance misuse is suspected a professional assessment is important as other physical illnesses or mental health issues or stressors may share some of the same symptoms. The link above offers a more in-depth review of this message. Additional resources are included below.

Facts: NIDA https://nida.nih.gov/drug-topics

Treatment directory: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Find a Therapist: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists                                                                                                                      

Support Groups (12 Step)

Alternative Support Groups

            Celebrate Recovery https://www.celebraterecovery.com/

            SMART Recovery www.smartrecovery.org/

            Life Ring Secular Recovery www.lifering.org/

If you are concerned about your own use, a coworker, or a loved one reach out to the Federal Occupational Health (FOH) at 1-800-222-0364 or at www.FOH4You.com.  Additional resources can be found at  Health 4 Life - Home (sharepoint.com)



2023 EAP Health and Wellness Presentations

GSFC will offer various presentations throughout the calendar year. Click here to download the upcoming Health and Wellness Presentations.

Helpful Links

Health 4 Life

Program Contacts

For Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services please call 1-800-222-0364 or 1-888-262-7848 (TTY) or www.FOH4you.com.  Services include confidential short-term counseling services to assist with emotional, relationship, family, alcohol, financial, job concerns, legal, etc.