EAP and Mental Health


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Sometimes life can be stressful. An Employee Assistance Program (provided by Kepro) is available to assist you and members of your household when you need help dealing with your life's opportunities and challenges such as:

Life Opportunities

Life Challenges

  • New job
  • Marriage
  • New home
  • Pregnancy or children
  • Childcare or eldercare
  • Retirement
  • Financial consulting
  • Work stress/conflict
  • Substance abuse
  • Economic hardship
  • Divorce
  • Illness
  • Family challenge
  • Legal services

The EAP can provide you resources, guidance, and support to…?

  • Find your child a summer job
  • Find out how to get a lower mortgage rate
  • Enhance your personal and professional relationships
  • Managing or losing weight
  • Find pet care
  • And so much more!
You do not need to be enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program to use the EAP services.
Contact Kepro by calling 833-539-7285 or online at sowi.mylifeexpert.com (code SOWI). You will need to create an account to access the EAP resources online. Services available directly by the Employee Assistance Program are free to employees and members of their household.

Privacy is strictly protected within legal limits. Information about your contact with the EAP organization will not be released without your prior consent except in cases of imminent threat of harm or when abuse of a child or vulnerable adult may be occurring.

Review the below resources to learn more about how the EAP may be able to assist you with your personal/work-related concerns, legal/financial questions and/or work-life balance.


SilverCloud

SilverCloud is an online, anonymous, self-guided, interactive resource that provides UW System students, faculty, and staff with no-cost, confidential help with mental health well-being and stress management. It is a time-flexible option available 24 hours a day that may be effective for employees who experience mild to moderate symptoms. Each module lasts an average of 40 minutes and automatically saves progress, so the modules can be completed at your convenience.

SilverCloud is not designed to replace in-person mental health treatment for complex issues but may be an effective option for employees with mild to moderate symptoms. The purpose of SilverCloud is to:

  • Help manage day-to-day stresses and anxiety
  • Improve resilience
  • Teach skills to understand thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety

You do not need a referral from a mental health or medical professional to use this free online program.

For more information and/or to sign up:

  • Visit SilverCoud. Choose UW Statewide and follow the UWS and UWSP pages to login.
  • Download the SilverCloud Toolkit mobile app from your mobile device. In the app, for the “other services – educational, etc” dropdown, select UW-Stevens Point.

Coping with Work Stress:

The American Institute of Stress provides resources and materials for identifying and coping with stress. Have work stress? Read the Top 5 Workplace Stress-Busting Tips.

Coping with Work Stress information from the Mayo Clinic.

Coping with Work Stress information from the American Psychological Association.


Additional Mental Health Resources

CAP Services

CAP offers innovative and effective programs developed and maintained with input from the people we serve.

CAP offers:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Portage County Medical Centers

National Institutes of Health

National Alliance of Mental Illness

Below are a few brief flyers with facts and information on mental illness from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):