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Employee Assistance Program

The importance of managing stress

Stress is a part of life. But it doesn’t have to take over your employees’ life.

Stress is how the body reacts to difficult circumstances that create emotional and physical tension. It’s a natural response that helps us deal with life’s challenges, but too much of it can lead to serious issues. Learning how to manage stress can play an important role in your employees’ overall health. 

What are the consequences of too much stress?

Everyone handles stress differently, but there are common symptoms that may indicate that your employees aren’t handling it in a healthy way. They may experience:

Low energy.

Moodiness and agitation.

Constant worrying.

Eating too much, or too little.


Feeling overwhelmed.

A lack of focus.

Avoiding responsibilities.


Low self-esteem.


Using alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.

A rapid heartbeat.

An inability to relax.

Pessimistic thoughts.

Nervous behaviors like nail biting.

Over time, these troubling symptoms can develop into serious conditions, such as depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, obesity, and eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, and gastrointestinal problems.

A tool for managing stress

Stressful situations can pop up at any time. That’s why the Workpartners® employee assistance program (EAP) offers a tool to help employees deal with those moments: the RxWell® app. It offers accessible and engaging digital solutions that can teach users how to better cope with stress. Users will learn techniques to manage anxiety, understand and address depression, and lower day-to-day stress levels.

RxWell can also help your employees build a healthier lifestyle that makes them more resilient when they’re facing stressful situations. The app can connect them with a health coach for support in developing a personalized plan to eat a healthier diet, increase their physical activity, quit using tobacco, and/or learn to sleep better.

RxWell also offers mindfulness techniques—such as breathing exercises and meditation prompts—to help users calm their mind and body. In addition, the app allows users to set measurable goals and see their progress as they engage with the programs and activities.

Current employees can download the RxWell app from the App Store or Google Play™.

To learn more about the stress management resources Workpartners’ EAP offers, call us at 1-866-229-3507 or visit our resource pages.


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