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FSAP offers help with stress management

Oglebay Hall Campus

Although we cannot always control or change stressful situations, we can decide how we are going to cope during difficult times. 

During stressful times, most individuals tend to engage in either avoidance or active coping behaviors. 

Avoidance coping, also known as escape coping, includes the following behaviors:

  • Isolation

  • Procrastination

  • Substance use

  • Rumination 

  • Excessive social media/screen time

Active coping includes the following healthy behaviors:

  • Exercise

  • Social connection

  • Journaling

  • Meditation 

  • Seeking help 

The WVU Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, open to all benefits-eligible employees, has licensed behavioral health clinicians available to help you establish a healthy coping plan. 

Employees and their dependents are eligible for three free sessions a year. Confidential services are provided in person or by telehealth with HIPAA-compliant Zoom. 

To make an appointment, contact us at 304-293-5590 or

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