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The Employee Assistance Program offers counseling and other services in the aftermath of the Orlando, FL, mass shooting.

In the aftermath of the nightclub massacre in Orlando, FL, USPS is offering counseling and other resources for employees and their families.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) began outreach efforts within Suncoast District after the June 12 mass shooting, the largest terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11.

Traumatic events such as these can affect not only people who witnessed the tragedy firsthand, but also those who know individuals involved with the event and those who have heard about it through news reports.

“It is a time like this where we want every employee to know the EAP can help and where they can call. We want employees to have this information to share with their families as well,” said EAP Administrator Deborah Atkins.

Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide confidential assistance at no cost to employees at 800-327-4968 (800-EAP-4YOU). The TTY number is 877-492-7341.

Additional information, self-help tools and a new online counseling service are available at