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MAF Employee Assistance Program

Confidential mental health/work life education, counseling, referral, and follow-up support.

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Counseling and resources for; depression/anxiety, grief/loss, family/relationship concern, substance abuse disorders, domestic violence, anger management, caregivers, job stress etc.

  • Onsite EAP counseling/consultation free to MAF employees and family members.
  • Management consultation on how to assist/refer employees dealing with stress that may be effecting work performance.
  • Crises counseling for onsite/offsite traumatic events.
  • Staffed by a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified EAP Professional (CEAP)

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Grief Support Group for NASA MAF/SSC/NSSC Employees

Beginning January 22, 2024, NASA MAF/SSC /NSSC employees will have access to a new grief support group facilitated by the Employee Assistance Program. Please note this is a peer support group and not group therapy. Groups will be held on the second and fourth Mondays from 2-3pm via NASA teams. There is no cost, but registration is required.

SSC/NSSC/MAF/MSFC NASA Civil servants and contractors are invited to join an open-ended monthly Grief Support Group (via NASA Teams) to provide and receive peer emotional support for recent or past losses of a loved one. Open to all, but registration through the center EAP will provide the TEAMS invite to the group.

Grief is how a person reacts to the loss of a loved one. While everyone processes grief differently and at their own pace, there are often a variety of common emotions that may come and go throughout the bereavement period. These emotions may include disbelief, numbness, sadness, anxiety, depression, anger or guilt in no particular order. Other daily disruptions my include difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, irritability, restlessness or loss of energy.  These are all normal emotions and behaviors after loss and being able to share these emotions can help in the process of healing.

Sometimes grief is complicated and may take much longer to return to a place where it no longer disrupts life on a regular basis. Spouses and Parents are often at higher risk. Other factors may include: several losses in a short period of time; how the person died; a history of anxiety or trouble coping in the past.

If you think you might benefit form sharing your grief experience with others who are going through or have been through similar losses, you are invited to join this peer support group. The next “Life After Loss” group will meet Monday June 10. Please contact the EAP at your center to register by phone, email or Teams message and receive the NASA Team’s invite to join.

Links to Additional Grief Resources listed below:

https://medlineplus.gov/bereavement.html

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/grief-and-mourning/what-do-after-someone-dies

https://www.va.gov/REACH/challenge/experiencing-grief-or-loss/

Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Contact

Porter Pryor LPC, CEAP
EAP Coordinator
porter.j.pryor@nasa.gov
228-363-4910

NASA after-hours EAP support line:
888-964-3032
(available evenings and weekends)

Located in the MAF Medical Clinic
with Private Entrance
Building 320, Room 105