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Date: March 8, 2022

We all remember the day each of us first realized COVID-19 was here.  And within weeks, maybe even days, our whole world changed.

It may be hard to believe that was two full years ago, but it is true. Yes, it has been two years of challenges beyond what any of us might ever possibly have imagined.

These days, for many of us, life feels a little bit closer to normal. This makes it possible to look past the tremendous difficulties COVID brought into our lives and makes looking towards more optimistic days ahead a reality.

For some of us, however, it is a different story. Many of our flying partners are still facing serious challenges to their health, their livelihoods, and the pandemic’s ongoing effects on the economy.

Our AFA EAP/Professional Standards Committee is the confidential resource to help you and your family with these challenges.

Our Union is here to assist in ensuring that no one ever needs to be alone in finding solutions because sometimes, these problems can overwhelm the normal coping strategies.

Support from a trained peer may prove helpful and, in many cases, helps to avoid company involvement.

Our Union’s objective in providing these confidential services and resources is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our Union family always with the highest quality of peer support services available within the EAP (Employee Assistance Program) industry.

Problems your EAP Committee can assist you with, all of which are strictly confidential:

  • Relationship issues, both professional and personal
  • Family concerns
  • Emotional well-being
  • Physical health concerns
  • Stress
  • Chemical dependency
  • Other addictions
  • Financial difficulties
  • Legal matters

Each of our EAP/Professional Standards Committee members are highly trained in many sensitive areas, including supporting any Flight Attendant that may be struggling with drug or alcohol issues through our FADAP program.  If you or a flying partner are struggling with Substance Use, we have a specific link just for you, visit the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program at www.fadap.org.

Remember, EAP is a benefit of your union dues. You pay nothing extra to speak with an EAP Representative or a Member of the International EAP Department staff overseen by an EAP and mental health licensed and certified professional.

Our EAP/Professional Standards office in Washington DC (800-424-2406) is staffed by licensed and certified mental health professionals offering professional resources, as well as referrals, to your AFA EAP Reps as they assist Members, individually and collectively.

Please visit our website at www.unitedafa.org and look under “Committees” for more information about our AFA EAP committee.

We are Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants.  And we will get through this together!

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