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Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Stress Management program is available to the following members of Team Coast Guard:

Purpose of Program
Safety and operational readiness are closely tied to the ability of personnel to endure the physical, mental and environmental demands of work, social and family systems. Stress management supplements operational risk management programs by focusing specifically on risks that pertain directly to the wear and tear of stress on personnel. The purpose of effective and healthy stress management programs is to identify and control factors that can reduce human endurance and thereby compromise safety and operational readiness. The Health Promotion Program assists Coast Guard members by providing various stress management awareness and skills trainings.  One of the best resources now available is the:

CG SUPRT - Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

1-855-CGSUPRT (247-8778) or

The CG SUPRT program helps you resolve personal problems and life challenges before they negatively affect your health, relationships with others, or job performance. You can contact the program 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by calling one toll-free number. The CG SUPRT program provides confidential professional counseling, education, and referral services to you and your family members.

The following definitions apply to Stress Management:

Requesting Services or Resources
These services or resources can be obtained by contacting the Health Promotions Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff. Work-Life Staffs are located at Integrated Support Commands CG-wide and at the Headquarters Support Command. The services provided by the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC) are available for professional assistance with Stress Management.

Awareness and Skills Training
The Health Promotion Program collaborates with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Office of Safety and Environmental Health to offer several different types of stress awareness and skills training to meet the needs of the individual or the unit. These trainings include:

Related Web Sites
The following web sites provide information related to the Stress Management Program:

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotions Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at

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Last Modified 3/23/2016